A video is going viral today showing the moment a black motorist confronted Black Lives Matter protesters who were blocking a road in Tacoma, Washington on Thursday.
The video shows the motorist, who is wearing a red shirt, jeans, and dark baseball cap, standing next to a blue pickup truck at an intersection that the protesters seem to have blocked. The rioters can be seen yelling at him, but he gives it right back to them. Holding nothing back, the motorist tells the protesters that what they are doing is having a negative impact on the black lives they claim to care about so much.
“I’m blacker than you!” he screams at the rioters. “I’m blacker than you!”
One of the female protesters can comically be heard begging over and over to “de-escalate!” before she apparently starts fearing for her fellow rioters’ safety and yells at the motorist to “stop, man!” and “just get in your f***ing truck and go!”
The video continues to escalate as other black people show up to take the motorist’s side against the Black Lives Matter protesters.
We must warn you that there is explicit language in this video.
A black man gets out of his truck to confront Black Lives Matter protesters in Tacoma who are blocking the roads. pic.twitter.com/JTj1JaKdgQ
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 9, 2020
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Black Lives Matter rioters reportedly blocked southbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma, according to the News Tribune. They had rallied in front of Tacoma police headquarters earlier in the day, with some holding signs that referenced Manuel Ellis, a Tacoma man who died while being restrained by Tacoma police back in March.
At around 5:30pm, the protesters began moving down South Pine Street toward South 38th Street, and they proceeded to start blocking traffic. A police spokeswoman stated that protesters moved onto I-5 sometime after 7 p.m.
In the video below, which also contains explicit language, the very same protesters who were arguing with the motorist can be seen standing in the freeway lanes and chanting “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” and “No justice, no peace!”