Published 2 days ago Washington, D.C. FOX 5 DC
WASHINGTON – At least two videos have gone viral that appear to show groups of protesters confronting outdoor diners in Washington, D.C.
In one of the videos shared on Twitter Tuesday by Washington Post reporter Frederick Kunkle, a large group of protestors crowd around a woman sitting outside of a restaurant in Adams Morgan, shouting: “No justice, no peace” and “White silence is violence!”
The confrontation stemmed from a Black Lives Matter protest that began in Columbia Heights, adding that protesters demanded that white diners show their solidarity by putting up a fist.
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
The woman in the video, who Kunkle says he later interviewed, told him that she “felt like I was under attack” for reportedly refusing to raise her fist in solidarity. Kunkle added that the woman told him she felt “there was something wrong about being coerced to show support.”
She went on to tell Kunkle that she supports the protesters and had been marching with them for weeks.
Meanwhile, a similar scene played out in front of Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana on 14th Street NW. Another video shared on Twitter appears to show a group of protestors confronting a couple seated outside the restaurant who do not appear to raise their fists.
Attempts to reach the people we could identify in the videos weren’t immediately successful.