Navy vet beaten by federal agents: ‘They came out to fight’

0
61
ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Navy veteran stands passively in Portland, Oregon, amid swirling tear gas. One of the militarized federal agents deployed by President Donald Trump swings a baton at him with full force. With both hands. Five times. Under the assault, 53-year-old Christopher David seems like a redwood tree — impervious to the blows. But in a video shot by a reporter, another officer — wearing green military camouflage, a helmet and gas mask — sprays David full in the face with what appears to be pepper gas. Video of the Saturday night incident has gone viral. Accounts of it have been reported by news outlets in the United States and around the world. Today, David, who suffered two broken bones in his hand, finds himself a reluctant symbol
Subscribe or log in to read the rest of this content.