At a Saturday protest in a Pittsburgh borough, one BLM protester was punched in the face during a tense altercation with an officer in an attempt to stop an arrest.
The Saturday protest in Wilkinsburg was held in honor of Jim Rogers, who died after police officers used a stun gun on the 54-year-old man in connection with an alleged bicycle theft last fall, according to WTAE.
Black Lives Matter protesters blocked streets in the city, and remained there even after Wilkinsburg police officers told them to move off of the roadway.
In video taken of the altercation between the officer and BLM protesters, one demonstrator began yelling at the officer as he stepped out of his vehicle, telling the group to step out of the street.
“It is our right,” the protester said in response to requests for the group to leave the street. The group began chanting, “No justice, No peace, F*ck these racist a** police,” at the officer.
That same protester was seen getting in the face of an officer after they appeared to be talking with whom the protester said was her daughter. It was at this point that the officer began to attempt to arrest the protester, which was when Vuestro Merced stepped between the two, pushing the officer away.
As the two continue to struggle, the officer eventually appears to punch Merced in the face, dropping the protester to the ground, as an officer with a police canine wearing a muzzle got close. Officers eventually arrests Merced, as well as the other female protester.
According to WTAE, the two that were arrested have been released from custody.
In one Twitter post, a user can be seen raising money for Merced through a Cash App link.
This is an excerpt from The Post Millennial.
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