A pair of teenage girls were charged in the nations’ capital with felony murder over the weekend after a botched carjacking resulted in the death of a 66-year-old ‘Uber Eats’ delivery driver.
“Investigators say the suspects assaulted 66-year-old Mohammad Anwar with a taser while attempting to pull off the carjacking that resulted in the crash,” reports Fox DC. “Sources told FOX 5 on Tuesday that Anwar was dragged by the vehicle during the incident.”
In light of awful attack on a driver Tues, I found out DC carjackings are up 350% this year! And in 2020 they were up almost 150% over 2019. Numbers below by ward.
— Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) March 24, 2021
Mohammad Anwar was working on an UberEats delivery when he was killed during an attempted carjacking in DC. He was the primary breadwinner for his family. https://t.co/A3PaO6RPH8
— Fareeha Rehman (@RehmanFareeha) March 25, 2021
“We are devastated by this tragic news and our hearts go out to Mohammad’s family during this difficult time. We’re grateful the suspects have been arrested and thank the Metropolitan Police Department for their diligence with this investigation,” posted a message from Uber.
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CAPITAL CHAOS: Antifa CLASHES with POLICE, SECRET SERVICE at DC Counter-Protest
The radical left-wing anti-fascist organization -better known as Antifa- clashed with local police and the Secret Service at a counter-protest in the nation’s capital over the weekend; hurling bottles and chanting “F*** the Police’ just blocks from the White House.
“Members of Antifa were seen launching eggs, fireworks and water bottles at police officers and the Secret Service, beating people in the street and threatening members of the media during the uber-left, so-called anti-fascist group’s counter-protest of rightwing rallies this weekend in Washington, D.C. and Virginia,” writes Fox News.
The demonstration was a counter-protest to a ‘Unite the Right’ rally on the one-year anniversary of the shocking events in Charlottesville, which drew approximately 40 white nationalists to the region.
The rally also brought hundreds of non-violent, anti-racist demonstrators to the nation’s capital.
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CAPITAL CHAOS: BLM Protesters Target ‘Diners’ in DC, Demand Restaurant Patrons ‘Raise Their Fists’
From Fox News:
Videos of Black Lives Matter protesters screaming at people as they dine outside in the nation’s capital have gone viral this week, as protests picked up steam nationwide following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wis., on Sunday.
Frederick Kunkle, a Washington Post staff writer, posted a video Tuesday on Twitter that showed a crowd of protesters gathering closely around a woman, identified as Lauren Victor, as she sat outside on a sidewalk. The group demanded she raise her fist in solidarity as they chanted at her, “White silence is violence,” and, “No justice, no peace!”
One woman asked her, demandingly, “Are you a Christian?”
Other diners appeared to raise their fists, but Victor did not. She appeared to try reasoning with the crowd, raising her arms in seeming disbelief. Kunkle reported that after the confrontation, a citizen journalist named Chuck Modiano asked her, “What was in you, you couldn’t do this?”
Victor responded that she felt she was under attack.
“In the moment, it didn’t feel right,” Kunkle reported that Victor said, adding that she felt like there was something wrong about being forced to raise her fist. “I’m very much with them. I’ve been marching with them for weeks and weeks and weeks.”
1) In a scene that played out several times Monday, a Black Lives Matter protest that began in Columbia Heights confronted White diners outside D.C. restaurants, chanting “White silence is violence!” and demanding White diners show their solidarity. #DCProtests pic.twitter.com/fJbPM76vb0
— Fredrick Kunkle WaPo (@KunkleFredrick) August 25, 2020
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