As protesters of Black Lives Matter continue demonstrations, once peaceful rallies have taken a violent turn.
Over the weekend, thousands of demonstrators shut down I-94 in St. Paul, Minnesota after the police shooting of Philando Castile. The mob-mentality has turned protestors brutal, and another victim was claimed.
According to KARE 11, a St. Paul officer had his spine broken after a protester reportedly dropped a slab of concrete onto him during a Black Lives Matter protest. The officer’s identity was not released.
The department tweeted, “We were just informed that the officer who had a concrete block dropped on his head during I-94 riot has broken vertebrae.”
St. Paul Police reported that 21 officers were injured throughout the city during the protest. 50 people were arrested for rioting on I-94, and another 52 were arrested on charges of “public nuisance and unlawful assembly during an incident.”
St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell commented on the situation during a press conference.
Some even threw fireworks at officers.
He explained that some protesters brought their children and basically used them as human shields against the police.