A white American man, Brandon McCormick got severely beaten Saturday after pulling an arrow on citizens protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.
He also had his car turned over and set on fire.
The incident occurred in downtown Salt Lake City in Utah.
A Twitter user, @Gingersonfire posted a video of the incident, explaining that, “He got out of his car, yelled ‘that’s it’, and shot into the crowd before being tackled.”
“He was yelling and me, and then aimed his bow at a black man standing behind me. The black man saw it coming, charged, and tackled him,” the poster added.
McCormick told a reporter he got beaten up after yelling “All Lives Matter” to protesters echoing “Black Lives Matter”.
He added that he pulled out the weapon after the beating and got beaten again, leaving his face bloodied.
Old racist dude pulled up to the protest thinking he the green arrow😭 pic.twitter.com/4cIE2864Yl
— Young Simba (@Mufaa6) May 31, 2020
“First I got beat up when I yelled, ‘All Lives Matter,’ then I pulled out weapons, then I got beat up some more, then cops grabbed me and my car got totaled,” he said.
McCormick claimed two black men “beat me through my open window” before he got out with the weapon.
Watch video of him speaking to a reporter…
He then proceeds to play the victim on the news, failing to mention his bow & arrow and claiming he was attacked for saying all lives matterpic.twitter.com/pXRm11Yt3L
— dusk (@FvkwiTimade) May 31, 2020
McCormick was taken into custody by police who also found a large knife on him.