White man fearing for the life of his family point a gun at crowd of protesters in Minneapolis
Donald Trump's speech on Thursday at the Target Center, Minneapolis caused delight inside the building and the outrage of thousands of people on the streets. People filled the streets in front of the building where the US president spoke and blocked traffic.
While the protesters burned T-shirts and caps with the symbols of the incumbent president, autoists struggled to make their way through the raging crowd. Bryan Frank was one of the protesters who captured the moment when some cars tried to drive along a blocked street.
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People aggressively rushed into cars, shouting for the driver to stop. The first car slowly but managed to get through the Protestants, but when the second car approached the crowd, people noticed the "TRUMP" sticker on the back of the car and surrounded it.
According to a Facebook post, there was a woman driving, an armed man in the passenger seat and a child in the back seat. Out of fear of an uncontrollable crowd, the man demonstratively pointed his gun towards the crowd so that they dispersed. In the same post, the woman indicated that she and her passengers were scared and took out weapons for possible self-defense, and not for attack. The post was later deleted.
They thought that the people around her car would want to "break into our car and kill us."
The police acted, as always actively, spraying protesters with pepper gas and detaining several people for petty hooliganism. In this incident, Minneapolis police reported that no investigation was ongoing.