According to a report by The Denver Post, competing protests in Denver on Saturday afternoon left a conservative demonstrator dead. A Patriot Rally, and a counter-protest dubbed the “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive”, clashed and led to a deadly shooting.
The shooting was caught on multiple livestreams and shared on social media. The following videos showing the incident from two different angles, are extremely graphic (language and visual):
The moment someone opened fire on another person in Denver. https://t.co/lvC3KAYKjE
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 10, 2020
The man who was shot was participating in a ‘Patriot Rally’ of conservatives and Trump supporters, which had been organized by conservative social media figure John Tiegen. Leftists showed up to counter-protest the event, naming their counter-protest the “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive”. The event quickly turned violent as left-wing activists attacked conservatives.
Allegedly, during a heated argument, the right-wing protester sprayed mace at the BLM activist, who retaliated by shooting him with a handgun.
Two men were immediately arrested by police, which was also captured on the livestream.