Sunday, May 31, 2020
KANSAS CITY GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN CLAIMS NONVIOLENT PROTESTER SUFFERED COMPOUND LEG FRACTURE FROM POLICE TEAR GAS CANISTER!!!
Injury reports are still coming in from last night's riot.
Accordingly and posted merely as public info . . . Additionally, we advise locals to do their homework on donations.
WE'RE SHARING THIS HORRIFIC STORY OF PROTESTER INJURY TO REMIND LOCALS OF THE RISK OF ACTIVISM!!!
GoFundMe: Help our friend Humberto
A description of nasty injury . . .
"Berto was near the front of the line of protesters. As the police began to fire off another volley of tear gas canisters (without warning), many of the protesters began to scatter in different directions. Before he even had a chance to react, Berto was shot at point blank range with a canister directly in the shin. Berto said he immediately realized that he was injured, but as he staggered backward his leg completely gave out . . . He had a compound fracture of both his tibia and fibula. His leg was completely snapped in half at the shin, and hanging on by tendon and muscle. They were able to temporarily stop the bleeding, and to stabilize his leg.
"At a protest against police brutality, he was maliciously brutalized by the police simply for exercising his first amendment right to protest. As a result of that brutality, he is facing a long road to recovery - and doubts if he'll ever be able to walk right again . . .
"That's why today, we are creating this GoFundMe in hope to help alleviate some of that burden that he is going to have to carry."
You decide . . .