This is the shocking moment a white man shouting “All Lives Matter” took out a hunting bow and aimed it at black demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd.
Brandon McCormick was filmed climbing out of his car in Salt Lake City, Utah, and brandishing a bow and arrow.
He then aimed the bow at a group of black protestors who had gathered to protest the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who had died at the hands of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Monday, May 25th.
Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the death of Floyd, and protestors are calling for criminal charges to be brought against all those involved.
Mr McCormick joined the crowd, and can be seen aiming the bow and arrow at people shouting “all lives matter,” a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement.
A few moments after Mr McCormick aims the arrow, a group of people start beating him up, in a bid for him to lower the weapon.
His car is then flipped over and torched, in the same way that several police cars have been lit during the protest.
McCormick told KSL-TV: “First, I got beat up when I yelled All Lives Matter, then I pulled out weapons and I got beat up some more.
“The cops grabbed me and my car got totalled … I lost everything, coming down here to try to protect officers with what weapons I had.
“I back up law enforcement, I know some cops are bad, I know some people are racists are bad.”
McCormick has not been charged by the police and it is unclear if anyone who confronted him or vandalised his car was arrested.
Protests continued into the night in Salt Lake City on Saturday, despite a curfew issued by the mayor and National Guard.
Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike said cops broadcast announcements that the 8pm curfew had taken effect in hopes that demonstrators would voluntarily leave the downtown area.
The All Lives Matter movement is seen as a racist alternative to Black Lives Matter, as BLM does not mean other lives don’t but black lives do.
Black Lives Matter is used across the world to protest against police brutality, and systemic racism.