As the Black Lives Matter protests continue, yet another story has emerged proving why these protests are more important than ever.
This is the story of how a woman in New York accused a teenage black boy of stealing her phone before launching herself at him and his father.
The event was even caught on camera by the boy’s father.
Keep scrolling to check it out.
The Black Lives Matter movement has never before been so prominent.
via: GettyEver since George Floyd, an unarmed and defenseless black man, died while being held in a police restraint, our country has experienced a wave of anger like never before.
This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...
via: GettyBut George Floyd's death has sparked an outrage like never before.
Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...
via: GettyAnd they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
Many protests turned violent...
via: GettyBut change needs to happen and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.
Remarkably, however, they seem to be working.
BLACK WOMEN MATTER. BLACK MEN MATTER. BLACK CHILDREN MATTER. BLACK FAMILIES MATTER. BLACK POSSIBILITIES MATTER.… https://t.co/y6dlDWKPN3— smoothie (@smoothie)1591104461.0
It has also taken over our streets...
via: Getty ImagesFor instance, a group of people painted large yellow letters saying "Black Lives Matter" down two blocks of 16th Street in D.C - a two-lane road that coincidentally leads to the White House.
Protests have been happening across the pond too...
via: GettyHundreds of thousands of people have been taking to the streets in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The global solidarity has been incredible to see.
We are witnessing history in the making...
via: GettyAnd people are continuing to demand justice.
This is only the beginning.And it’s so important that we continue to speak out and use our voices.
Black Lives Matter murals have been popping up across the globe.
via: Getty ImagesAnd then New York City decided to paint their own.
The closure happened between 56th and 57th Street.
via: Getty ImagesAnd at the time a Department of Transportation spokesperson told PIX 11 that the block would be blocked to cars for days, when traffic would be free to drive through the painting.
The President slammed plans for an "antagonizing" BLM mural outside Trump Tower on Wednesday.His Twitter rant came after the Mayor's intention to defund the NYPD's $6 billion budget was announced. "And yet the @NYCMayor is going to paint a big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue, denigrating this luxury Avenue," the President said. "This will further antagonize New York’s Finest, who LOVE New York & vividly remember the horrible BLM chant, 'Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon.'"
De Blasio clapped back to the President a few hours later.
@realDonaldTrump Here’s what you don’t understand: Black people BUILT 5th Ave and so much of this nation. Your “lu… https://t.co/NNgnFIR8ae— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@Mayor Bill de Blasio)1593617987.0
@realDonaldTrump You also don’t know that NY’s Finest are now a majority people of color. They already know Black L… https://t.co/D3ZEs0hWnu— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@Mayor Bill de Blasio)1593618615.0
Several people loved the fact that the mural would be located near Trump Tower.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is moving ahead with plans to paint “Black Lives Matter” along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The… https://t.co/PMmGjzLuMh— SrqHolly😎Biden/Harris (@SrqHolly😎Biden/Harris)1593616506.0
However not all protests were peaceful.And back in August, a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin turned deadly.
A 17-year-old white man opened fire.
Kyle Rittenhouse, 17-Year-Old Charged In Kenosha Shootings, Fights Extradition https://t.co/atw6vvGFLk https://t.co/RqP8kD3Nkw— WCCO - CBS Minnesota (@WCCO - CBS Minnesota)1601168417.0
Two were killed.
Bail for Kyle Rittenhouse, an Illinois teenager accused of killing two men during protests over a police shooting i… https://t.co/8opWSSApMW— The New York Times (@The New York Times)1604359806.0
Rittenhouse was arrested.
#KyleRittenhouse's legal fight is being funded by "Free Kyle" merchandise https://t.co/vKW63KkiJs— Zafar Manzoor (@Zafar Manzoor)1608383710.0
However last week, news emerged that Kyle’s legal fight is being funded by his merchandise.An online website is selling T-shirts, hoodies, stickers, mugs, iPhone covers and laptop sleeves carrying the phrase ‘Free Kyle’. And the money that’s being made is going to pay his legal fees...
And now we have yet another shocking story.
The woman demanded to see the teen’s phone.
Check out how Karen accused a black teen (A CHILD) of stealing her phone and then wait for it ... @ArloHotels manag… https://t.co/gANiLyuRyM— Shara (@Shara)1609048276.0
Sharing footage of the incident to Instagram, Keyon, wrote:
I am furious!!! We see this crap happening all the time, but it hits different when it hits home!!! I typically try to keep things positive, but nothing about this video is positive. The lady in this video assaulted my 14-year-old son and me as we came down from our room in the @arlohotels Arlo Soho to get breakfast. This person quote on quote “lost" her iPhone, and apparently, my son magically acquired it, which merely ridiculous. This incident went on for five more minutes, me protecting my son from this lunatic.
The post continued:
She scratched me; she Tackled and grabbed him. He is a child!!! Now watch it again. This lady is not even a guest at the hotel. She checked out of the hotel on the 23rd of December; today is the 26th. Now watch as the manager advocates for the lady who is not even a hotel guest, insisting and attempting to use his managerial authority to force my son to show his phone to this random lady. He actually empowered her!!! He didn't even consider the fact we were actually the guests! Now think about the trauma that my son now has to carry, only coming downstairs to have box day brunch with his dad.