A thick-skinned Portland protester appears to endure a flurry of police batons and pepper spray with out hardly a flinch — then offers cops a pair of center fingers as he turns his again to them and saunters off, wild video shot exterior the city’s federal courthouse exhibits.
Footage posted to Twitter exhibits 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 number 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 other cop then comes over, winds up and thwacks his left arm and leg not less than 3 times with a baton.
When that fails, the cops crack out the pepper spray — which lastly does the trick of getting the person to maneuver away from the sidewalk.
The person recognized himself as a “native veteran,” in accordance with the Portland Tribune, whose reporter first posted the clip on Twitter.
The person “remained rooted in place like an oak,” the native outlet remarked.
The unnamed protester informed the Tribune the incident left him with a damaged knuckle and two damaged fingers.