BLM protesters beat two white teens as they exited an area restaurant
Stockton, CA — On Friday, a mob claiming* to be affiliated with Black Lives Matter protesting the shooting of an armed black man attacked two teenage girls who crossed their path, according to CBS Sacramento.
Protestors were remembering Colby Friday, an African-American man who was shot and killed by Stockton police in August after he ignored an officer’s commands to drop his handgun.
Police say two Caucasian girls left a local restaurant and passed by the protest when they were attacked by the protestors.
What was supposed to be a peaceful protest remembering Colby Friday turned into a vicious brawl directed against two sisters, and now, investigators are looking for suspects.
“Our understanding is that it involved several out-of-towners whose intent was more than protesting,” said Ron Freitas, the Assistant District Attorney for San Joaquin County.
Stockton police say the protestors claimed to be connected with the Black Lives Matter movement and were protesting recent officer-involved shootings against blacks.
According to police, the two female victims say they felt the attack was racially-fueled because they are white.
Although the mob claimed to be affiliated with the marxist Black Lives Matter group, the local chapter is stating that the protest was not part of their group.