You can watch video below of frightened customers during a Rochester riot trying to get out of the way as Black Lives Matter rioters enter a downtown restaurant in Rochester, New York.
Although it started out as a peaceful protest, it became anything but when people chanting Black Lives matter stormed the restaurant and started tearing plates and glasses off tables, turning over chairs, and getting in the faces of customers who had, moments before, been sitting down for a meal.
The video went viral on social media, where it has been viewed millions of times.
People in Rochester are upset over the police-related death of Daniel Prude, who is seen in a video with a hood over his head during a police arrest and restraint. Officers have been suspended, and no final decision has been announced regarding the investigation. In the video, officers say that Prude told them he had coronavirus.
Here’s the video of the restaurant incident:
This was the mob in Rochester, NY last night harassing patrons at local restaurants
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 5, 2020
There were other incidents of violence in Rochester on Sept. 4.
Three Police Officers Were Hurt During The Rochester Riot
The Black Lives Matter mob is assaulting random people in Rochester, NY. https://t.co/FMI3ZvkSWS
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 4, 2020
The BLM rioters also targeted police officers, injuring three of them, according to USA Today. Eleven people are under arrest. Counter protesters were also in the area, and a car struck a protester at one point.
CW: hit & run
Just now, on East & Alexander in Rochester NY – a car hit and maced protesters before speeding away. pic.twitter.com/QFHQdjWNWI
— Rachel McKibbens (@RachelMcKibbens) September 5, 2020
A bus stop was set on fire.
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) September 5, 2020
You can watch the video released of Prude’s restraint here. Be aware it contains disturbing scenes.