Bevelyn Beatty, a supporter of President Donald Trump and a pro-police activist who allegedly defaced a “Black Lives Matter” street mural in New York City, was stabbed along with a number of Proud Boys members in Washington, D.C., early Wednesday.
According to a video posted to social media, Beatty was stabbed in the back, while Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was slashed in his abdomen, according to reports.
Another member of the group was cut in the neck while another was stabbed near his ear, reports said.
Additional reporting noted that the four had been having drinks at a bar near the White House and encountered a scuffle while walking to their vehicle after leaving the establishment.
In the video, Beatty can be seen clutching her back on her left side while saying, “They stabbed me.” Another man walks toward the camera holding his hand to his left ear, which appears to be bleeding.
As the video progresses, members of the group are seen trying to flag down police and ask bystanders to call an ambulance.
Later, Beatty posted a video of herself being treated at a hospital saying that she was stabbed three times. The wounds affected a lung and her liver, she said.
She also explained that she and her group had left Harry’s Bar on 11th Street and were on their way to Black Lives Matter Plaza when they saw at least three young black youths verbally abusing an older white male. “They were about to attack him,” Beatty says.
As her group moved to intervene on behalf of the white male, they were set upon by the black youths.
The DC Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the stabbings to Newsweek, noting the attacks occurred in the 700 block of 14th Street Northwest.
Fox 5’s David Lee Matthews and NBC’s Tom Lynch reported that there were four victims in all, including Beatty and Tarrio.
“Police said they are looking for three suspects: two Black males wearing all-black clothing and a Black female wearing black sweatpants with white stripes, orange leggings and a dark gray coat armed with a knife,” Newsweek reported.
The outlet added that the Proud Boys members were seen having drinks at Harry’s Bar on 11th Street, not far from the White House, earlier in the evening.
As election night results came in, several hundred supporters of President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden gathered on Washington streets but both demonstrations were largely peaceful.
Newsweek reported that one man who responded to calls of “Black Lives Matter” with “all lives matter” and “white lives matter” was allegedly hit with a bat. No other details were available.
Fights are breaking out at BLM plaza in Washington DC. Someone hits a person on the head with a metal bat. pic.twitter.com/hNtGUT2BD6
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) November 4, 2020
In July, Beatty, 29, was arrested by the NYPD after she was seen on video defacing a BLM street mural Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio had painted in front of Trump Plaza.
“Black lives matter, but you want to defund the police for black people? You’re lying. No, we’re not standing with Black Lives Matter. We want our police. Refund our police. You don’t care about black lives,” she said during the act.
Edmee Chavannes, 39, Beatty’s cohort, was also arrested.
Shortly after the George Floyd incident in Minneapolis in May, causing widespread rioting around the country, Beatty, a pro-life activist, and Chavannes demonstrated outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Manhattan.
“This is a clear statement of their bias now. It’s blatant now. It’s really truly biased against Christians, against pro-life abolitionists,” Beatty told Fox News at the time, expressing anger that the two of them were being arrested while so many rioters were not.
Author: Jon Dougherty
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