Lee Brown, New York Post, August 20, 2020
The driver kicked unconscious during a mob attack in Portland says he has previously marched in support of Black Lives Matter — and believes he was only targeted because he is white.
“I wasn’t trying to do anything but get a drink,” Adam Haner told KATU of the vicious attack that started outside a 7-Eleven and left him with head wounds, three broken ribs and two black eyes.
“I wasn’t the enemy, I’ll tell you that. I was just the guy standing there, and I was white, evidently,” he said of his brutal attack by BLM protesters.
While he was not part of the ongoing protests in Portland, Haner told KPTV that he had previously marched in BLM protests.
“I was for that. I’ve had cops beat me up before. I was for their cause,” he said.
He insisted that he said nothing offensive — but both he and his girlfriend, Tammie Martin, were immediately set upon by the mob, who started calling them white supremacists for no reason.
“I remember vaguely being on the ground and trying to call her,” he said of his girlfriend.
“Then I don’t remember anything. And then two days later I wake up” covered in tubes in the ICU, he said.
But he insisted he is not “seeking vengeance” against the suspect in his attack, named by police as 25-year-old former security guard Marquise Love.
“I’m sure karma will take care of him in whatever way it needs to … I hope he learns something,” he said.