Armed Civilians Defend Against Arsonists Amid Jacob Blake Protests
New York Post
A group of three heavily armed men protected a gas station from being torched in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Monday night following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Rioters set fire to several buildings and numerous vehicles, including dozens on a used car lot, on the second night of protests in the city.
“I’m on your side, as long as you’re against the cops” shouted one of three men carrying high-powered rifles and wearing helmets and protective clothing, with one in full military camouflage, according to a video posted online.
“But you can’t burn down your local businesses,” he shouted as they were heckled by a group of at least a dozen people gathered around the perimeter of the gas station.
The armed men described themselves as civilians and not affiliated with an organized group. “I’m just a guy,” one said.