Video has surfaced of an incident leading to a man shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico during a protest over the “Juan de Oñate” sculpture in front of the Albuquerque Museum on Monday.
The graphic video shows an individual, identified by KRQE as Steven Baca, being chased and assaulted by several protestors. The individual eventually pulls out a firearm and shoots one of his attackers.
Many in the leftist media linked Baca with a militia group called the New Mexico Civil Guard, which was at the event. But KRQE reports the group claims Baca is not affiliated with them.
The Civil Guard said the shooter from Monday night, Steven Baca, is not affiliated with them. Members of the Civil Guard were arrested by Albuquerque Police but were released a few hours later without any charges. The governor and the mayor condemned the group; the governor said in part:
'The heavily armed individuals who flaunted themselves at the protest, calling themselves a ‘Civil Guard’ were there for one reason: to menace protesters, to present an unsanctioned show of unregulated force.'
The video begs the question if the protestors were being menaced, or being menacing.