When people say "all lives matter" in response to the claim that "black lives matter," this is why. Because apparently, there are those who don't think white folks' lives matter at all.
A video going viral on social media appears to show a white man walking down the street when a black man runs up behind him and bashes him over the head with what appears to be a brick, knocking him out cold on the sidewalk while the people filming the incident laugh and cheer.
White man hits black man's brick with his head... hate crime?— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) August 31, 2020
(this is just how im trying to get the media to cover this despicable cowardly attack)pic.twitter.com/Kad9phtSDU
While there don’t appear to be many details available yet, the original video was reportedly uploaded - and later deleted - on Instagram by a guy whose username is @traysavage_, along with the caption “white lives don’t matter.” The incident reportedly took place in Baltimore.
“YOUNG MAN YOU JUST GOT KNOCKED TF OUT…BITCH YOU BET NOT RUN,” the caption read.
While it's not clear whether he was the one filming the incident or if he simply uploaded it to social media, "traysavage_", who boasts about being "The Devil's Favorite Demon" on his Instagram page, has made numerous posts in support of Black Lives Matter.
It's not yet known who the victim was or whether he survived the attack, but we'll update the story as more information becomes available.