Man Fires Hunting Bow at Protesters, Gets Instantly Swarmed | 22 Words

This week has seen countless protests across the United States, stemming from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Trump has shocked millions with his words on 'shooting protesters' and 'setting vicious dogs on them'.

Now, one man in Salt Lake City decided to show up to the protest with a hunting bow - before firing arrows at protesters.

Karma was instantly served. Keep scrolling to check it out.

Earlier this week, the tragic and unlawful death of George Floyd sparked global outrage.

This is yet another unjustified death of a black person, and people have been angrily calling for the officers involved to be arrested.

Police brutality is an ongoing issue.

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About 1 in 1,000 black men and boys in America can expect to die at the hands of police, according to a new analysis of deaths involving law enforcement officers.

This is not okay...

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Yet little seems to be getting done about this imminent problem in our country.

The tragic death of Ahmaud Arbery made headlines a couple of weeks ago.

Arbery was shot dead in Brunswick by two white residents back in February while he was jogging through the Satilla Shores neighborhood.

Cellphone footage showing the moment he was shot has prompted national outrage since it surfaced online...

The twenty-eight-second video shows Arbery jogging around a neighborhood on a sunny afternoon in late February. The footage ends with 2 loud gunshots.

After the video circulated on social media...

A large crowd of protesters marched through the area where Arbery was killed and people have been demanding justice. Pressure mounted on the police force to find the men responsible for Arbery's death and deal them the punishments they deserve.

And last week, yet another innocent black person was killed, this time as a result of police brutality.

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It happened in Minneapolis on Monday, and a passersby filmed multiple police officers "arresting" George Floyd for an assumed forgery incident.

Police found George matching a suspect's description in his car.

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Even though he didn't resist arrest, one of the officers got him on the ground and pinned him there by pressing their knee into his neck.

This position was clearly very painful for him...

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"Please, please, I can't breathe," George can be heard begging in the harrowing footage, as the other officers remain standing.

George's nose begins to bleed...

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"My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts," he moans as passers-by begin to gather and repeatedly tell the officer to stop leaning on him.

Multiple witnesses are arguing with the officers when he starts to lose consciousness...

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"He's not f****** moving!" one witness shouts as another says, "Get the f*** off him, he isn't moving!" One of the officers responds with, "This is why you don't do drugs, kids."

After around 4 minutes of the officer kneeling on him, George is completely unresponsive.

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An ambulance arrives, the paramedics check his pulse and move his body onto a stretcher - Devastatingly, he was later pronounced dead in hospital.

George was only forty six years old...

And he did not deserve to die.

The haunting footage of George's death began circulating online...

And it has left millions of people both heartbroken and disgusted.

People all around the world have been left furious over George's unjustified death.

But many are feeling completely hopeless due to the fact that this blatant racism is only happening more and more in our country.

When will this violence stop?

And when will police officers who have caused his death be properly convicted for their crimes?

Many famous faces and activists have shared their opinions on the tragic murder...

Including Martin Luther King's daughter, Bernice. She wrote this on Twitter: "If you’re unbothered or mildly bothered by the 1st knee, but outraged by the 2nd, then, in my father’s words, you’re 'more devoted to order than to justice.' And more passionate about an anthem that supposedly symbolizes freedom than you are about a Black man’s freedom to live," along with these 2 pictures.

Colin Kaepernick lost his job because he knelt as a protest during the national anthem instead of standing before a game...

This protest was against the racism that is so evident in our country... So if Colin had to lose his job, why shouldn't the police officers who murder so many innocent black people every year?

Bernice received hundreds of thousands of responses to her tweet...

And everyone is pointing out the same thing - this police officer is merely a killer with a badge.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey addressed the incident in a press conference on Tuesday morning, referring to events in the video as "wrong at every level."

"Being black in America should not be a death sentence. For 5 minutes we watched as a white officer pressed his knee to the neck of a black man. For 5 minutes," he said.

"When you hear someone calling for help, you are supposed to help. This officer failed in the most basic human sense. What happened on Chicago and 38th, this last night, is simply awful."

Frey held another press conference a few days later...

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And this time, he called for the outright arrest of Derek Chauvin - the officer who is responsible for the murder of George Floyd.

The Mayor pointed out that if any normal person had committed this horrific act, they would be in jail right now.

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"Why is the man who killed George Floyd, not in jail?" Frey asked during the press conference. "If you had done it or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now, and I cannot come up with a good answer to that question."

Frey described the decision to fire the officers as "the right call," but he urged the Hennepin County attorney to take further action.

"I'm calling on the Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to act on the evidence before him," he said. "I'm calling on him to charge the arresting officer in this case. We cannot turn a blind eye. It is on us as leaders to see this as it is and call it what it is."

The majority of Minneapolis is standing valiantly behind Frey...

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And thousands of protestors have taken to the streets to speak out against the injustice of George's murder.

But, while most have been protesting peacefully...

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Sadly, others have turned to violence to get their message heard.

The protests have taken an ugly turn.

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As the tension and frustration grew, protestors turned violent, with many resorting to arson and vandalism to get their message heard.

The scenes have been terrifying.

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And the police have been forced to resort to smoke bombs, tear gas, and flash grenades, which have injured many.

The military has also been deployed to assist with the situation...

Over 500 soldiers are now on the streets of Minneapolis to “preserve property and the right to peacefully demonstrate."

President Trump commented on the situation...

And he has sent out a message of warning to all the violent protestors.

Trump has already weighed in on the tragic death of George Floyd.

The President tweeted on Wednesday that he had launched an investigation into the tragedy, and promised that justice will be served.

But on Friday, he has had some harsher words for the violent protesters currently rioting across Minneapolis.

He wrote: "I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right....."

His Twitter thread continued:

"These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!"

"When the looting starts, the shooting starts."

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Trump's words have been deemed so violent that Twitter have been forced to add a warning label to his tweet.

Many people are horrified by Trump's blase attitude to the use of guns...

And they have condemned his casual threat of violence... Surely, that makes him just as bad?

But others have applauded his direct and matter-of-fact approach to the violence...

The community will suffer from these riots for years... something needs to be done, and fast.

Trump commented again yesterday.

And yet again, his comments were violent and threatening.

He spoke about being safe in the White House.

The President wrote:
Great job last night at the White House by the U.S. @SecretService ... I was inside, watched every move, and couldn't have felt more safe. They let the 'protesters' scream & rant as much as they wanted, but whenever someone got too frisky or out of line, they would quickly come down on them, hard -- didn't know what hit them.

He continued:

The front line was replaced with fresh agents, like magic. Big crowd, professionally organized, but nobody came close to breaching the fence. If they had they would have been greeted by the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons I have ever seen.

But then the darkest comment.

Was when Trump added: 'Many Secret Service agents just waiting for action'.

He suggests younger agents are most violent.

Quoting a Secret Service officer, who said:
'We put the young ones on the front line, sir, they love it, and ... good practice.'
So that's it then. Trump officially has absolutely no compassion for demonstrators. And they have none for him.

Now, crazy footage has gone viral.

Of a white man showing up to one of the protests in Salt Lake City, Utah armed with a hunting bow.

Protesters blocked off a road.

And apparently this completely infuriated the man, who decided to take out his bow before brandishing it towards the crowd.

One woman spoke to him.

And asked if he's serious - to which he replied yes before picking up the bow and seemingly firing it at a protester.

One man can be seen dropping to the ground.

Although it's unclear whether or not he was actually hit. What is clear is that the man with the bow instantly gets swarmed by people who appear to give him quite the beating.

But that's not all.

Oh no, apparently the man was then arrested and protesters destroyed his car before setting it on fire...

American's have the right to a peaceful protest...

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But there is no room for violence - too many lives have already been lost.

Rest in Peace, George Floyd.

Our deepest condolences go out to his family during this unimaginable time. Make sure to stay posted for further updates.