Portland, Oregon. A Black Lives Matters protest turns ugly as a Donald Trump supporter shows up and begins waving a gun at protesters. The man, Michael Strickland, now faces ‘menacing and disorderly conduct charges’ after the incident; one that very easily could have got out of hand and ended in a mass shooting.
Strickland appears to go for his gun in self-defense, but is clearly panicked and not in a fit state to be holding something that could end a dozen lives. It later turned out that the man is a conservative blogger who writes for the Progressives Today blog.
He got into a debate with some BLM supporters and the situation quickly descended into violent territory.
“What happened was there were about 10 or 12 people that surrounded me,” Strickland told Fox News. “They started pushing and shoving me. They were using their flag staffs as weapons. I’m backing up, they kept coming towards me. They kept coming towards me. That’s why I drew… I was outnumbered, they were pushing and shoving me. They were using their flag staffs as weapons. I was backing up, they kept coming towards me. I feared for my life because I was outnumbered and they had weapons.”
Here’s the video in its entirety, see what you think: