A series of clips on social media shows the victim being surrounded in his white truck at 10.30 p.m. Sunday as others attacked his wife, who was punched and even tackled to the ground during the violent melee.
“He didn’t do nothing!” someone could be heard calling as others punched the driver as he sat in his truck, which was also repeatedly kicked.
The unidentified driver eventually sped off, with the mob chasing him — with some heard loudly laughing when he crashed into a light pole, according to the clips.
He was dragged from the truck and tackled to the ground — getting repeatedly punched as he tried to call his wife while also pleading with his attackers as he sat on the ground, the videos show.
“I ain’t tryna hurt no one,” he told them, with the only unexplained accusation heard in the clips being that “COVID is real.”
“I was trying to get out the way,” he insisted of crashing his truck, as several of the group punched him in the face and repeatedly called the white driver the “N-word.
As the mob dispersed to watch another fight, the main offender circled back around — kicking the defenseless driver in the face from behind, instantly knocking him out with his head cracking on the road.
“What the f–k is you talkin’ about n—er!” the attacker screamed after the thud of his victim’s head hitting the ground.
The victim was then shown bleeding from a large wound in the back of his head as he appeared unconscious throughout another almost two-and-a-half minute clip. His wife was shown sobbing nearby as the mob held her back and appeared to rifle through his truck.
Police in riot gear had to assist ambulance crews helping him as they were confronted by “a hostile crowd,” Portland Police said in a release.
The victim was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, police said. “The incident is under investigation and no arrests have been made,” the force said.
It was unclear what sparked the confrontation but “protesters were chasing the truck before it crashed, and they assaulted the driver after the crash,” the police statement said.
The mob was made up of Black Lives Matter and Antifa militants, according to Kalen D’Almeida the co-founder of Scriberr News, who shared one of the videos.
The incident came days after Seattle BLM members marched through gentrified neighborhoods and demanded white people give up their homes.
And it came a day after Portland officials once again declared a riot as mobs once again brought violence while claiming to protest the death of George Floyd, as they have done nightly for almost two months.
Two cops were hospitalized overnight Saturday after protestors hurled a 10-pound rock at them during the 79th night of clashes in the City of Roses, according to reports.