man shot at seattle protest

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This man did an interview right after being shot at Seattle protest

The victim helped stop a car from driving into a crowd of protesters.

Jun 8, 2020, 10:17 am*

Internet Culture

Siobhan Ball 

Siobhan Ball

A protester was shot in Seattle as he stopped a man from driving a car directly into a crowd of protesters.

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Thanks to the police’s alleged improper barricade construction earlier in the day, protesters were able to quickly deconstruct and repurpose parts of the barricade to stop the car before the driver could run anyone down. The driver responded to this by exiting the vehicle and shooting one of the protesters who stopped him. The driver wounded the protester in the arm.

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Fortunately, the gunshot wound wasn’t serious, and the protester was able to speak on live stream as medics escorted him out of the crowd, saying “my whole thing was to protect those people.”

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Firefighters then escorted the protester to the hospital, and the shooter was taken into custody, according to the Seattle Police Department.

The irony of the police’s calm and nonviolent response to the shooter was not lost on Twitter commenters.

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“And not a cop to be found to wrestle him to the ground, beat him, and hit him with pepper spray,” Twitter user Julius Bzozowski wrote.

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*First Published: Jun 8, 2020, 10:16 am