A man who drew a gun throughout Sunday’s dueling statehouse protests in Salem, Oregon, was not arrested after complying with cops.
The incident was captured in dramatic video, as Antifa protesters clashed with demonstrators participating in a “Freedom Rally.”
The white-haired man received out of his American flag-adorned pickup truck to look at the injury allegedly brought on by Antifa protesters. That’s when he was attacked with pepper spray, by a mob that was surrounding him, police stated.
He dropped his weapon at the orders of police, the video confirmed.
“After being assaulted with pepper spray, the individual pulled a handgun from his waistband to defend himself,” Oregon State Police stated in a press release.
“He didn’t level the weapon at anybody and dropped it when ordered to take action by Legislation Enforcement. This individual has a sound hid handgun license. This individual was detained, interviewed after which launched.”
Four males have been arrested in the course of the demonstration and counter-protest. Two have been charged with disorderly conduct, one was charged with interfering with an officer, and one other is accused of unlawfully pointing a laser, police stated.
Greater than 100 left-wing protesters — many linked to the Youth Liberation Entrance — turned as much as “stop the Freedom Rally caravan” that was planning to satisfy at the Capitol, police stated.
Some within the mob have been accused of damaging automobiles, together with the gunman’s.