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Portland Protestor Catches Fire!


Play stupid games, win stupid prizes?

Play with fire and you're bound to get burned?

I guess these "peaceful protestors" never learned all the common sense the rest of us did growing up.

If he did, we wouldn't be seeing one of his legs on fire as he runs around terrified. 

Do you have sympathy for him?

Tell you what, this might blow your mind but I have NEVER in my life randomly caught fire when I was sitting peacefully in my house not bothering anyone else.

Amazing how that works, right?

Ok folks, want to see it?

Here you go.

My favorite is the first one where some genius added a soundtrack that could not be more perfect:

Backup version:

Another backup:

The NY Post had more details about what happened:

Dramatic new video from Portland shows a protester catching on fire on Saturday night.

Shattered glass is heard out of frame before the camera pans to a man whose lower legs have ignited — and who frantically runs away from another small fire in the street near a police line in the city, according to the video uploaded by Twitter user Tayler Hansen.

As the man runs in panic and in flames, police can be heard declaring the protest a riot; they begin deploying tear gas.

Fellow protesters work to extinguish the burning man. Police in riot gear also rush toward the suffering man, but their offer of assistance was rebuffed.

At the time of the video, the officers had blocked hundreds of protesters from converging on the Southeast Portland precinct as part of a demonstration against police violence and systemic racism, The Oregonian reported.

Three Molotov cocktail-like devices were thrown before the police and state troopers at the scene quickly made their riot declaration and began forcefully dispersing the crowd, according to the paper.

The march had begun at 9 p.m. local time, and dozens of cops arrived to block protesters’ path, reportedly announcing over a loudspeaker that they wouldn’t allow demonstrators near the precinct “for the safety of city employees, community members and nearby residents.”

Longer video here:

From Newsweek:

Portland protester was filmed running with their legs on fire after a Molotov cocktail was thrown in their direction.

A large number protesters had gathered in the city on Saturday for the 100th straight night of protests since the killing of George Floyd.

Videos posted on social media showed a massive crowd of people in the street shortly before Molotov cocktails were thrown into the air.

In one clip posted on Twitter by Mike Baker, a correspondent for The New York Times, a crowd of protesters are seen dispersing quickly as a Molotov cocktail lands in the street and quickly ignites a large fire.

One protester can be seen running from the area with their legs on fire and appearing to roll over on the ground in a bid to put the flames out.

"You can see the Portland protester running around with their legs on fire at the beginning of this video," Baker wrote alongside the clip.

A line of protesters carrying shields are seen walking backwards as police apparently fire tear gas canisters to clear the area.


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