Video shows toppled Confederate statue crashes down on man's head critically injuring him during BLM demonstration in Portsmouth
During the process of dismantling a Confederate statue in Portsmouth one of the protestors was heavily injured when the monument came down crashing his head on Wednesday night.
The man, believed to be in his thirties, took part in the demonstration and the incident happened while the group was attempting to topple the statue, according to WAVY News.
The group attached the ropes around the base of the statue and was pulling it for “some time”. The statue eventually fell forward and crashed on the man who was standing right in front of the statue. He was stricken in the head.
BREAKING: Protester critically injured after toppled Confederate statue landed on his head in Portsmouth, Virginia— Baruch Sandhaus (@BaruchSandhaus) June 11, 2020
“We could see that his skull was actually showing..”
Damn Confederates still beating black people, hundred years later #BLM #CancelAmerica pic.twitter.com/6oOnboBiOX
One witness told that the man’s skull was seen and he was convulsing on the ground. The victim was rushed to the hospital. His condition is not immediately known.
Demonstrators stopped to commemorate the man with a moment of silence before acquiescing to police demands to leave the area.