A CNN correspondent covering the Baltimore anti-police riots live indicated rioters were openly hostile towards “anyone… who was not African-American.”
Miguel Marquez described the scene on the ground: “It was a frightening scene. Young people, male and female, holding rocks, bricks, bottles, sticks.”
“Very, very angry to see anybody driving in a rental car who was not African-American,” he reported, “and very, very threatening to us.”
72-year-old lifelong Baltimore resident Curtis Moore said he witnessed a mob assaulting white people on Monday night.
“They were assaulting Whites on the street, taking their wallets, taking their cell phones,” Moore recalled of the 10:25 p.m. incident at Shoe City on Greenmount Avenue in East Baltimore. The mob also took victims’ shoes, and sizes that didn’t fit the perpetrators were sold “for pennies on the dollar,” he said.
“I did the great escape and caught the 22 bus to work. I was in harm’s way,” said Moore, who is black. “It’s still total chaos out there. The people are outnumbering the police officers.”
I think these people suffer from the misleading impression we are afraid of them. I hope they realise this error before the patience of law abiding Americans runs out.
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