Protesters Harass Exiting RNC Attendees, Rand Paul Claims Cops Saved His Life From “Crazed Mob” [VIDEO]

CBC News reports:

A crowd of protesters surrounded U.S. Sen. Rand Paul as he was leaving the White House following the Republican National Convention early Friday, shouting for the lawmaker from Kentucky to acknowledge the shooting of Breonna Taylor.

Video posted on social media showed dozens of people confronting Paul and his wife, who were flanked by Metro Police, in a Washington street after midnight.

Protesters could be heard shouting “No Justice No Peace” and “Say Her Name” before one appears to briefly clash with an officer, pushing him and his bike backward, sending the officer into Paul’s shoulder.

Bloomberg reports:

As Trump and others spoke, protesters marched outside the gates, honking horns and chanting slogans. Noise drifted over to the South Lawn and could occasionally be heard on the RNC’s television broadcast, but the event continued uninterrupted.

Protests against police brutality and racial inequality have intensified this week after a police officer in the southeastern Wisconsin city of Kenosha shot Jacob Blake, a Black man, seven times in the back. Two protesters were killed and a third was injured in a subsequent shooting nights later.