A homeless man in Austin, Texas tore into rioters after they set his mattress on fire during demonstrations over the weekend.
A video taken by Blaze TV shows rioters throwing a mattress on top of a pre-lit fire, while a homeless man, who has since been identified as a combat veteran with PTSD, runs over and immediately pulls it off the flames and proceeds to yell at them.
“I live here!” the man yells.
“What are you doing?!” he continued. “I live here! What are you doing! What the f— are you doing?!”
According to Law Enforcement Today, an Austin police officer said the homeless man is known in the area and believed to be a combat veteran who has battled PTSD for years. Video Below
Rioters burn a homeless person's belongings.
Reportedly from Austin, Texas. pic.twitter.com/jgxm35XbSF
— Orwell & Goode (@OrwellNGoode) May 31, 2020
Austin’s police department is reportedly “reviewing the footage and trying to identify the suspects,” as per Law Enforcement Today. Continued Below
This latest disgraceful act by rioters came as President Trump announced that the far-left group Antifa would be designated as a terrorist organization. Antifa is said to have hijacked nationwide protests related to the death of Minneapolis, MN citizen George Floyd.
The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020
Other gruesome videos have surfaced showing rioters attacking innocent bystanders, including a couple who were defending their business from demonstrators and reporters who were covering the protests.
We leave you with those videos:
A woman tries to protect her livelihood, and is almost beaten to death by these savages. Is this a hate crime? pic.twitter.com/TDdHyn5IfG
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 1, 2020
While broadcasting live on social media tonight, several members of our team were attacked while covering Birmingham protests as they turned violent.
(All members of our team are safe.)
— AL.com (@aldotcom) June 1, 2020