A thick-skinned Portland protester appears to endure a flurry of police batons and pepper spray with out hardly a flinch — then provides cops a pair of middle fingers as he turns his once more to them and saunters off, wild video shot exterior the town’s federal courthouse displays.
Footage posted to Twitter displays the burly masked protester in a Navy sweatshirt confidently stride away from cops whereas giving them a pair of one-finger salutes after taking a lot of blows to his physique and pepper spray to his face.
The clip begins with one officer shoving the demonstrator away, who refuses to budge amidst a backdrop of smoke and burning particles.
One different cop then comes over, winds up and thwacks his left arm and leg not lower than 3 instances with a baton.
When that fails, the cops crack out the pepper spray — which lastly does the trick of getting the individual to maneuver away from the sidewalk.
The individual acknowledged himself as a “native veteran,” in accordance with the Portland Tribune, whose reporter first posted the clip on Twitter.
The individual “remained rooted in place like an oak,” the native outlet remarked.
The unnamed protester knowledgeable the Tribune the incident left him with a broken knuckle and two broken fingers.