The Black Lives Matter movement is powerful, there can be no doubt about it. The group is channeling anger and frustration and that can be a tool for positive or negative actions.

Unfortunately, in a recent BLM protest in El Cajon, California, a white Donald Trump supporter was jumped, mauled and beaten, just because of the hat he was wearing. BLM, for all its talk about inclusion and support of different views, isn't following through on that talk very well.

The unnamed young man was wearing one of Trump's signature "Make America Great Again" hats. But when he entered the fray at the BLM rally, people repeatedly told him to "take the [expletive] hat off." Eventually the man was punched in the back of the head and beat up pretty severely.

The video is long, about 18 minutes, but most of the action takes place at the beginning of the filming. The brave (albeit a little stupid) young man manages to keep his camera rolling, even as he's getting attacked. That makes some of the footage pretty shaky.

The fact that the BLM protesters deliberately targeted him for expressing his views and beliefs goes against everything they're pushing for. They want to have the freedom to protest and assemble, but they're attacking others who are trying to exercise the same right. That's hypocrisy.

BLM needs to do better at controlling the violence that is coming out of its protests. It's shameful that a group that is fighting for equal rights and protections is attacking fellow Americans.

h/t: 100 Percent Fed Up

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