UPDATE: Wheelchair guy is AGAINST the rioters, as he can be seen in another video ripping the rioters, shouting “What’s wrong with you? I didn’t kill anyone!…I had to wake up to fire in the streets, to people smashing windows, to being just a bunch of assholes, how is this gonna help anything? Look at that, she spit on me, all because I had the balls to tell her I didn’t want people lighting fires in the street.” At some point later in the night, several others, including both black folks and white folks, tried to lecture the guy, telling him “Shut the fuck up and promote, or shut the fuck up” while another one tried to dismiss wheelchair guy talking about his sister being raped. In the middle of it all, some hysterical white dude started ranting about climate change and Eptstein. Wheelchair guy and one of the black dudes end up having a constructive conversation.
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At some point during the riots in Portland over the weekend, a disabled man was dumped out of his wheelechair and assaulted by protesters.
It looks as though the disabled man was actually one of the rioters, as it seems like he’s asking for something to break a window with. Then, just as he he starts to raise his arm toward the window, one of the other protesters comes along and drags his wheelchair away, and the disabled guy falls over, only to have another protester start throwing punches at his as he was on the ground. Then the guy who dumped him out of the wheelchair jumps in to fend off the guy throwing punches. THEN yet another protester jumps into the fray and starts kicking the disabled guy.
THEN yet more punches are thrown by other protesters, and it becomes hard to tell just who is on whose side.
The video of the altercation was captured by ovalle.pdx_photo on Instagram:
Andy Ngo also posted the video on his twitter feed:
A man in a wheelchair was beaten in downtown Portland during the rioting. cc: @tedwheeler, @OregonGovBrown, @PortlandPolice. #antifa #GeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter
Video by ovalle.pdx_photo pic.twitter.com/zfp5JoS0S7
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) June 2, 2020