A terrifying scene recently unfolded at a Black Lives Matter protest in Hollywood. The protesters got into a car and chased after a white Prius. The car tried to make its way through the protest but to no avail. The driver was physically attacked and the angry mob caused a car accident as well. A local news helicopter was able to capture the entire incident.
The MikeRogersTV account provided followers with a video that did not take long to go viral. “WATCH: A person driving a white Prius was chased down and by protesters after trying to drive through the crowd in #Hollywood. The group that chased the driver began hitting the car and possibly broke a window. @RoadSageLA was overhead in #Sky9 as it happened. #CBSLA,” he tweeted.
As a CBS LA reporter, Mike Rogers has seen a lot of crazy things but this is one of the most insane incidents that has ever unfolded on his watch. The Prius was attacked for no reason at all. The car was not attempting to mow down any protesters. They simply wanted to make their way through the crowd without incident.
Is that such a crime? We could see if the driver was being aggressive but that’s not what was happening here at all. Their careful maneuvering was all for naught because the crowd turned on them anyway. After driving for a few blocks, the Prius was cut off by a vehicle full of rioters. There is a chance that there was some background for his incident.
The driver of the Prius seemed to have a relationship with the rioters in the other car. Did they know each other already or did they have an altercation earlier in the day? A man hopped out of the first vehicle and started beating up the driver. Can you believe that the Prius driver is the one who ended up being detained here?
MOMENTS AGO: Prius drives through a protest in Hollywood, protestors then chase the vehicle down, smash the windows with a skateboard while attempting to pull the driver out of the car. The driver then speeds away and is pulled over by LAPD and handcuffed. @NBCLA @elianamoreno pic.twitter.com/OZuU1r8QoG
— Kenny Holmes (@KHOLMESlive) September 25, 2020
It’s a sad story, for sure. People should be able to travel during the protests without having to worry. Kenny Holmes was also offering up commentary on his Twitter account for anyone who actually wants to know the real story of what happened. “MOMENTS AGO: Prius drives through a protest in Hollywood, protestors then chase the vehicle down, smash the windows with a skateboard while attempting to pull the driver out of the car. The driver then speeds away and is pulled over by LAPD and handcuffed,” said Holmes.
Holmes provided a video as well. According to the LAPD, no one was injured during this awful incident. All of the victims have been identified and this is somewhat of a relief. Sometimes, these videos will look scarier than the actual reality. You can find out more by taking the time to visit the LAPDHQ Twitter page. They are providing all of the information that is able to be verified at this time.
At this point, the investigation is still taking place. If we are given any additional information, we will be sure to provide it to our readers immediately. Americans are understandably worried about the violence that is unfolding all over the country. The attackers in Los Angeles have yet to be arrested and we are unsure how they are getting away with this. The entire crime is on camera!
The nation has spun out of control and we are reaching a point where we are not sure what comes next. There are political analysts who believe that there is a chance the country could split up, like the former Yugoslavia. Others think that this is much ado about nothing and that we will be back to normal soon.
Regardless of where you land on this one, it is safe to say that there is a wide range of people who have had enough. People cannot continue to turn on their television sets every day, only to see their nation burning. The pain is just too much to bear.