Man Shot Outside University of Washington MILO Event,
Gunman Spoke On Camera Minutes Before Incident
ZeroPointNow, Zero Hedge, Jan 21 2017
A day of protests across the University of Washington campus turned violent Friday evening after a 32 year old man was shot in the abdomen outside of a Milo Yiannopoulos event. The victim, currently in surgery, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, and the suspect turned himself in, telling police he fired in self-defense. This comes on the heels of a progressively violent day on campus as Anti-Trump Protesters clashed with police and Trump supporters; throwing rocks, bricks, firecrackers, and paint. Police helicopters and the FBI bomb squad had been deployed earlier in the evening, and pepper spray was used to control the crowd. In a Periscope stream recorded minutes before the incident, the shooter can be heard saying:
“I don’t give a fuck man, I’m just here by myself. I’m not with anybody. I am speaking my mind, alright?”
Minutes later, a single shot rings out, which the shooter claims was in self-defense:
Earlier in the evening, a high school student on the UW campus was beaten up and had paint thrown on him:
And a protester became aggressive with a man filming their group:
Milo’s cameraman was assaulted:
Weapons have been confiscated:
According to reports from Seattle PD, anarchist protesters outside MILO’s event at Washington University tonight had baseball bats and sharpened signposts confiscated by law enforcement. Police in riot gear have formed a human wall between event attendees and protesters. –someone shot someone outside milo yiannopoulos lecture at washington state university Breitbart
The Seattle cell of the “Anti Fascist” group showed up in full force waving the same flag that can be seen in Thursday night’s beating outside of the “Deploraball in Washington, DC.” This has moved beyond protesting, evolving into riots and domestic terrorism.
Here is a video recap of the incident from Seattle’s KIRO 7:
The shooting comes a week after threatening flyers appeared across campus in advance of the MILO event, which listed the a photo and contact info of College Republican group president Jessica Gamble, encouraging people to harass Gamble and her father.
This is some serious shit…
Gunman on loose after protest shooting at Univ of Wash, victim critical
Fox News, Jan 21 2017
An unidentified man was listed in critical condition after he was shot during a demonstration Friday at the University when anti-Donald Trump protesters clashed ticket-holders there to see far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos. The suspect, who was described in reports as an Asian male in his 50s, is reportedly still on the loose. Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg says the man, believed to be in his early 20s, arrived at the hospital at 9 p.m. and that he was in surgery. Reports say that the injuries are potentially life-threatening. People marching against President Donald Trump had joined the Yiannopoulos demonstration at the University of Washington just prior to the shooting. Yiannopoulos writes for right-wing Breitbart News and is known for leading a harassment campaign that resulted in a lifetime ban from Twitter. One witness told KOMO News that the victim was trying to keep the peace during the protest. Besides the shooting, bricks and paint balloons were thrown at police and authorities responded with pepper spray. The victim was shot behind Kane Hall, KOMO reported. The school’s president, Ana Mari Cauce, issued a statement saying:
I am absolutely heartbroken that someone was shot on our campus during tonight’s protest. I have been very proud of our students who, to the best of my knowledge, acted with restraint, whether they were planning to attend the event or protest it peacefully. It is an outrage that anyone would resort to violence in the middle of this otherwise peaceful protest.
Brietbart reported that the shooting occurred after the speech had already started. Yiannopoulos insisted on continuing after learning about the shooting. He said:
The police have told me that it is indeed the case. We don’t really have a protocol for this. I don’t know if it was a fatality or not. Until I do know that, my suggestion is that the show should go on. If I stopped my event now, we are sending a clear message that they can stop our events by killing people. I am not prepared to do that.
Suspect in custody in shooting outside Milo Yiannopoulos event
CBS News, Jan 21 2017
SEATTLE – Police said a suspect was in custody early Saturday after a man was shot and critically wounded in Seattle as protests against the inauguration of President Trump turned violent. Seattle Police said they removed a 32-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the abdomen at a University of Washington demonstration Friday night against a far-right commentator who was making an appearance on campus. People in Seattle marching against Trump had just walked to the campus, where the rally against Milo Yiannopoulos was taking place Friday evening. Yiannopoulos writes for Breitbart News and is known for leading a harassment campaign that resulted in a lifetime ban from Twitter. Harborview Medical Center spox said the man who was shot arrived at the hospital at 9 pm, and that he was in surgery and in critical condition. The Seattle Police Dept released a statement early Saturday saying a person of interest in the shooting had turned himself in to University of Washington police. University police said in its own statement that a suspect was taken into custody and that there were no outstanding suspects. No other details were immediately released.
In Portland, Oregon, police used “flash-bang” grenades and tear gas Friday night to disperse a rowdy crowd. Authorities said some people in the crowd, which at one point numbered in the thousands, threw rocks, bottles, flares and “unknown liquid” at officers. The city’s entertainment district was closed following the incident. By about 9:25 pm, the crowd dwindled to about few dozen around the city’s Pioneer Courthouse Square, where earlier a small group of protesters burned Pindostani flags. At first the flag burners, many of them masked and clad in black, had trouble because of the rain, but using lighter fluid they torched at least half a dozen flags. An ember briefly fell on the jacket of one participant but the fire was quickly put out. The crowd in Portland then marched through downtown. Later, police announced the protest had become unlawful after some were seen armed with clubs and sticks and were throwing unknown liquid at officers. Police said five people were arrested during the evening protests in Portland.
Earlier in the day, police arrested another man who was wanted in connection with a November protest-turned-riot. When Billy Ellison, 18, was arrested he had a torch, knife and gas mask, police said. He was booked into jail on two counts of interfering with public transportation. Earlier in Seattle, protesters from Capitol Hill and Central District neighborhoods streamed downtown for an afternoon immigrant and refugee rights rally. Carrying signs that said “Fight Racism & Sexism” and “Resist Trump,” people from the earlier rallies met at Westlake Park downtown Friday afternoon. People rallied and listened to speeches before resuming a march Friday evening, blocking traffic in some downtown areas. Seattle officers at the park had confiscated wooden poles, heavy pipes and hammers, Seattle police said on Twitter. About 200 protesters gathered on the Capitol steps in Olympia, carrying signs that included “Resist Trump” and “Not My President.” Later Olympia police reported that about 100 people marched through downtown, causing some traffic disruptions. In Portland, there was a student walkout at Portland State University a couple of hours before the flag-burning. Loren Ford and his wife Judy Arter stood watch with a sign that read “Impeach Trump.” The couple traveled to Portland from the small town of Lebanon, Oregon, to protest because they felt Trump was not fit for office due to conflicts of interest and his rejection of intelligence community reports that Russia had been involved in influencing the election. Ford said:
I think he needs to be investigated right off the bat.
Patricia Elliott, of Portland, said she felt compelled to attend the march and could not bring herself to watch the inauguration earlier on TV. She said:
I’d feel like I was saluting to fascism, for example, and I don’t want to participate in that at all.
Some businesses in Portland’s downtown announced they would close early because of the anticipated crowds. Owners of some establishments boarded up windows to prevent damage. Portland protests after Trump’s election last November turned violent when a small group of demonstrators smashed windows, spray-painted buildings and started small fires. The demonstration caused about $1m in damage, police have said. The organizer of the Friday protest, Gregory McKelvey said:
I met with newly elected Mayor Ted Wheeler to discuss how to keep the rally peaceful. The event’s goal was aimed at Mr Trump and at putting pressure on local elected officials to make Portland a sanctuary city, not just in the immigration sense of the word, but in every sense of the word. I probably wouldn’t have had a meeting with the mayor if I couldn’t put 10,000 people in the streets.
Here are the excerpt showing Milo’s reaction at the news of a shooting, and the full video of Milo’s lecture, streamed with amazing speed in a roughly but effectively edited version. He’s media-savvy & makes it clear by his camp style that using violence to prevent him speaking is just stupid – RB