Two men in a group of Black Lives Matter protesters drew weapons to prevent cars from using the road they had illegally occupied. The incident took place at the intersection of Meridian Street and I-65, where a group of about 40 demonstrators gathered.
A video surfaced, showing two armed men pulling guns at a blue Sierra truck, forcing the driver back up. The men continued to intimidate the driver even as he tried to comply with their demands.
One of the armed protesters got in front of the car as the driver attempted to back up. The protester also followed the car under the bridge as the driver tried to maneuver the vehicle to turn around. Other protesters used bikes and a car marked “Black Lives Matter Medical Team.” Several cars could be seen turning around, trying to avoid getting close to the charged crowd.
“I was scared he was going to kill me,” one of the armed protesters told Indianapolis Recorder. “I stepped in front of a little girl when he revved his engine, but, yes, I absolutely drew a gun to defend myself.”
Evidently, the protester was lying because no little girl could be spotted anywhere in the crowd.
Unfortunately for the protester, Indianapolis laws prohibit illegal blocking of traffic. Even if the protester pulled the gun in self-defense, the car had the right of way, and he had no authority to stop or redirect the traffic. Apart from possible firearm charges, the protester will likely face a misdemeanor charge class B.
A few months ago, another protester pulled a gun at a motorcycle rider after accusing him of “revving the engine.” Another incident led to the death of an 8-year-old girl when her mother encountered a similar illegal road blockade in Atlanta.
Similar circumstances led to the death of an AK-47 bearing protester after allegedly pointing a gun at the driver. Consequently, stopping vehicles has proven to be dangerous for both the protesters and drivers.
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