A motorcyclist informed local law enforcement officers that a group of violent protesters physically assaulted him from behind, knocking him down to the ground, and damaging his bike as they blocked off a street in Akron, Ohio Tuesday evening, according to a report from local news outlet WEWS-TV.
It will probably not surprise anyone to know that the group that assaulted the man was Black Lives Matter. The group has been gaining a reputation over the course of the last few years for violent behavior, having wrecked many neighborhoods in cities across the United States following the death of George Floyd.
According to TheBlaze, police spoke with the news station and informed them that there were several “agitators” among the group who stopped traffic in the area, one of the individuals that got stopped was the 35-year-old motorcyclist, who cops said was heading down South High Street sometime around 8:30 p.m. when protesters started to threaten him and told him he needed to turn around.
“Two or more people then attacked the motorcyclist from behind, WEWS reported, adding that he was knocked to the ground and assaulted,” the report stated.
“Police said the motorcyclist suffered “significant” facial injuries and that his motorcycle was damaged. The victim drove himself to a hospital for treatment,” WOIO-TV reported.
Here’s a video of the incident, although it was shot from a distance. The clip shows the injured motorcyclist, face and shirt bloody, close up after the attack.