The Oregonian, August 17, 2020
BREAKING: After causing a white man to crash his truck in downtown Portland, BLM militants then beat the man and knock him unconscious
911 has been called pic.twitter.com/zLyM4NoVJv
— Drew Hernandez (@livesmattershow) August 17, 2020
Portland: A man accused of trying to run over protesters crashed his vehicle. BLM & Antifa militants then pull him from the car and violently assault him. pic.twitter.com/DiUbV9Mcy5
— Kalen From Scriberr (@FromKalen) August 17, 2020
Video showed a man being restrained and beaten bloody at the scene of a crashed truck in downtown Portland late Sunday, shortly after a confrontation that unfolded near the protests a few blocks away.
Portland police said they received a report that protesters were chasing the truck before its driver crashed — and that protesters assaulted the driver afterward. It wasn’t immediately clear what spurred the encounter, and police have released few details.
But a video — which contains graphic violence and language — showed a group of people kick, punch and push the man to the ground after he crashed into a light pole at Southwest Broadway and Taylor Street.
A large police response arrived later and encountered “a hostile crowd,” police said. The driver was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, and the truck was towed.
The incident remains under investigation, and no arrests have been made.