If you would have told me that Provo, Utah would have seen the type of violence that it has recently, I honestly wouldn't have believed it.
Maybe that's because I don't know a ton about Provo, but understanding is that it is a highly Mormon community. So where did Antifa come from?
But it's true, there has been a lot of violence in Provo. Police say there was a planned police protest and a counter-protest on Monday and that everything was well until sometime around 8:30 pm. Police were called to respond to reports that shots were fired into a vehicle.
Provo police on Tuesday confirmed the driver of the SUV had been shot by one of the people in the crowd.
“Several protesters began crowding around the vehicle,” said John Geyerman, Provo Police deputy chief. “The male protester ran toward the SUV on the passenger side, pointed a handgun at the driver, and shot one round through the window. The driver who was struck by the bullet accelerated, trying to leave the situation. The same protester ran after the vehicle and fired a second shot that went through the rear passenger window.”
Officials said the same man who allegedly fired the shots into the SUV also approached another vehicle and broke the window with a handgun, according to KSLTV.
Fortunately, the man who was wounded inside the SUV didn't suffer from any life-threatening injuries after being shot and is expected to make a full recovery.
But take a look at the video below. You can clearly see that even after the driver was first struck he still hit his breaks for protesters blocking his escape route.
— Lisi Merkley (@elisynkay) June 30, 2020
Here it is again with a clearer view.
Provo Mayor Michelle released the following statement:
"Peaceful protests are a fundamental right and often can become an important catalyst for positive change. Criminal acts and violence such as we saw last night in Provo were anything but peaceful and are UNACCEPTABLE. The public safety of our community is a top priority."
Peaceful protests are a fundamental right and often can become an important catalyst for positive change. Criminal acts and violence such as we saw last night in Provo were anything but peaceful and are UNACCEPTABLE. The public safety of our community is a top priority. pic.twitter.com/AHgF9jbelB
— Michelle Kaufusi (@mayorkaufusi) June 30, 2020
The man was captured and is facing attempted murder charges.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported,
Police have arrested two people on Tuesday in connection with a shooting during a protest in downtown Provo.
Jesse Taggart, a 33-year-old Salt Lake City resident, and Samantha Darling, a 27-year-old from Ogden, were taken into custody at the Utah County Jail, Provo Police reported on Twitter.
Taggart was accused of attempted aggravated murder, aggravated assault, rioting and threatening the use of a weapon in a fight, the post states.
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