Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and his wife were attacked by a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters who fought with the police and nearly knocked the Senator to the ground as he left the White House Thursday night.
The video shows Paul and his wife Kelley surrounded by dozens of activists as they walked out of the Republican National Convention, where Trump had just accepted the party's nomination, as police officers try to hold back the crowd.
At one point, an officer holding a bicycle to protect the couple was pushed back, tripped over Paul, and nearly knocked the Kentucky Senator to the ground.
After Paul was safely taken to his hotel, he tweeted and thanked the police. He said there were "over 100 activists" and the officials "literally saved our lives" from the "insane mob".
A large crowd, including Black Lives Matter activists, had gathered near the White House on Thursday evening to drown Donald Trump's acceptance speech with fireworks and air horns.
Protesters surrounded Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and his wife as they walked out of the Republican National Convention late Thursday. He said he was attacked by "an angry mob of over 100 people".
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is surrounded by Black Lives Matter protesters
Police surrounded Rand and his wife and escorted them out of the crowd after people started pushing
At one point a protester hit a police officer with a bicycle (front right) who stumbled backwards against Paul (center left) and almost dropped the senator to the ground
Rand tweeted after the incident: “I was just attacked by an angry mob of over 100 one block from the White House. Thank you @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazy mob. & # 39;
The Black Lives Matter movement is particularly strong in Kentucky, which Rand represents after the police murder of Breonna Taylor.
The 26-year-old African-American paramedic was shot and killed eight times by Louisville police officers who issued a warrant for her arrest in bed on March 13, 2020. The officers behind this shooting were neither arrested nor charged.
Rand was just one of many guests who were approached by protesters leaving the White House.
As guests in suits and dresses left Congress, they were bombed by demonstrators in the streets who booed them and shouted "Du Rassist **" and "Jacob Blake".
The hecklers continued, although demonstrators gave them the middle finger and insulted them.
Earlier in the evening, protesters rang megaphones, rang bells and sang, "No justice, no peace!" and & # 39; Black Lives Matter & # 39; when Ivanka Trump introduced her father just before 10.30 p.m.
When Trump began his speech, dissidents set off fireworks and amplified their chants in unison, all of which could be heard from the South Lawn.
Bellhorns were heard on the television broadcast of Trump's speech.
Rand Paul was just one of several guests approached by the protesters who had gathered outside the White House to drown out Trump's speech
Kentucky Senator accused police of "literally saving our lives from a crazy mob" after the late Thursday incident
Rough demonstrators addressed the guests of the Republican National Convention, who left the White House on Thursday evening, hurled explosives and described them as racist
These protesters ran to RNC guests and twisted their middle fingers as they walked away from the White House late Thursday
As guests in suits and dresses left Congress, they were bombed by demonstrators in the streets who had booed them, shouted "You racist a **" and sang "Jacob Blake".
RNC guests introduced themselves when they were approached by protesters from the White House on Thursday
When Trump began his speech, dissidents set off fireworks and amplified their chants in unison, all of which could be heard from the South Lawn. Some horns were also heard in his televised speech
Trump shared his speech late Thursday in front of more than 1,500 spectators on the South Lawn when MAGA supporters said "USA!" and "Four more years!"
There was no indication that Trump heard the protesters, but voice viewers turned to see where the sounds of sirens, music and horns were coming from.
Protesters gathered between the White House and the National Mall, as well as on Black Lives Matter Plaza.
"Make a little noise if you want to drown Trump out," said the organizer of the protest, Justin Johnson.
A group of activists sang "Black Women Matter because we get things done".
Protesters held up a lighted sign that read, "Trump Failed, More than 180,000 Died," referring to the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in the US
Hundreds of loud protesters shouted, sang and beat drums outside the White House to drown out the president's acceptance speech for the president's nomination
Before Trump's acceptance speech, large demonstrators gathered in front of the White House on Thursday, hurled angry slogans and demanded his immediate resignation
A go-go band plays music to drown out the sound of Trump's welcoming speech
The demonstrations were peaceful early in the evening, but clashes with police officers did occur when the convention was over. Officers imagined subduing a demonstrator on the ground on Thursday evening
In a crowd of protesters, a dance party with EDM remixes of Go-Go and Mo-Town music broke out from the speakers.
The demonstrations were peaceful early in the evening, but clashes with police officers did occur when the convention was over.
There were several organized protests around the White House on Thursday evening.
Refuse Facism held a # TrumpPenceOutNow rally and The Party Majority PAC held a # ThePeoplesHouse demonstration nearby.
The groups ShutdownDC and Long-Live Go-Go had spoken in advance about the planned "noise demonstration and dance party" that coincided with Trump's speech.
The White House can be seen in the background as Black Lives Matter supporters demonstrate in Black Lives Matter Plaza on the final night of the Republican National Convention on Thursday evening
Protesters dance as music pounds through the speakers to overwhelm the sound of Trump's acceptance speech late Thursday
Protesters broke into the dance at a go-go concert organized to make as much noise as possible during Trump's speech on Thursday's final night at the Republican National Convention
This protester wore a Trump mask and a sign that read "Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue".
A protester yells next to police officers wearing protective masks to drown out Trump's nominal acceptance speech from the president during a demonstration near Black Lives Matter Plaza
Police imagined confronting protesters near the White House on Thursday evening
"You have to get a rhythm," one demonstrator said to the secret service officials.
"You would have rhythm if you were wearing 30 pounds of gear," replied one.
"These presidents are not going to do anything because they are not the colored people in the streets to be shot," a black student who traveled from Houston, Texas to take part in the protests told AFP.
"There are more people ready for Trump to leave office," said Michael Legend, a 33-year-old black man from Washington.
Protesters nearby set up a small guillotine with the flag of the District of Columbia on its blades.
A large group of Refuse Facism protesters holds a rally and carries a banner that reads "Trump / Pence #OutNow!" near the White House on Thursday evening
Washington DC police pictured driving back Black Lives Matter supporters Thursday night
A police officer (standing) removes a protester in the street as Black Lives Matter supporters demonstrate near Black Lives Matter Plaza on Thursday
Protesters pictured shouting around police during a protest when officers blocked their path on Constitution Avenue late Thursday
Police officers in protective masks stand in front of a criminal justice reform sign during the Republican National Convention in Washington DC on Thursday
Earlier that day, a banner reading "Trump Read All The Time" was placed on Black Lives Matter Square before the President's speech
A protester holds a Biden 2020 flag during Thursday night's protest
Lafayette Park, a traditional place for demonstrations across from the White House, has been cordoned off and some road closures have been made.
Protests against National Black Lives Matter broke out in all 50 states in May after police killed black George Floyd in Minnesota.
The outrage over the White House only sparked when 29-year-old Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in front of his three children on Sunday.
Blake survived the attack but is paralyzed from the waist down, according to his family lawyer.
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