A former Marine was having dinner at a local McDonald’s in Washington D.C. when he was brutally attacked and robbed by a group of apparent Black Lives Matter activists.
Christopher Marquez, a recipient of the Bronze Star for valor after serving in the Iraq war, recounted his horrifying experience. While eating dinner, a group of young men came up to him and start harassing him about his support of the Black Lives Matter movement. “Do you believe black lives matter?,” they said repeatedly to him.
When he chose to ignore the harassers, they began calling him a racist.
Shortly after finishing his meal, he was making his way outside to his car when he was suddenly knocked unconscious.
He awoke to find his pants ripped and his wallet stolen. His wallet contained $400 in cash, three credit cards, VA medical card, school ID, metro card, and drivers license.
“I remember this group of teens harassing me while I was eating, they surrounded my table and kept on asking me, ‘Do you believe black lives matter?’ Then they started calling me a racist. I can’t recall if they were saying anything else to me at this moment because the blow to my head really screwed up my memory.”
The manager of the McDonald’s location reviewed the security footage from that day and told Marquez that he was struck on the side of the head by a teen wearing a white shirt, and the group proceeded to rob him. The transactions from his credit card shortly after the robbery consisted of charges exceeding $115 at a liquor store, Five Guys, and Walmart. Apparently this was the second crime committed by the group of delinquents.
Marquez was examined at a nearby hospital and treated for head trauma and an eye contusion.
Marquez told the Daily Caller his opinion on the events,
“I believe this was a hate crime, and I was targeted because of my skin color. Too many of these types of attacks have been happening against white people by members of the black community and the majority of the mainstream media refuses to report on it.
When I was in the Marine Corps, I served with people from many different backgrounds, ethnicities, religions and races. Like all Marines, I fought for the freedom of all Americans and not just one particular group.”
An investigation is currently under way. Marquez and the McDonald’s store owner described the attackers as 5 black youths, including 1 female, ages 16-21.
”I really think this group of teens is dangerous and will do this type of thing again if they are not caught.”
Hopefully this investigation will hit the mainstream media and someone recognizes the hate that is spreading among certain aspects of the movement.