Vet Beaten Hospitalized After Breaching BLM Roadblock


“Hall said he thought he would die during the savage attack. He asked why Portland police didn’t respond after they received multiple calls about the violent nature of the protest.”

Joe Hall has a long recovery ahead of him.

“[I have a] partially collapsed left lung, two lower vertebrae fractured,” Hall said, on top of five broken ribs, a broken collar bone and head trauma.

Hall told FOX 12 he is a disabled veteran who served in the Marine Corps and Army Reserves.

After trying to drive around the group, Hall said he stopped and got out of his pickup…

I’ve got five people surrounding my vehicle, AR-15s, AK-47s,” Hall said.

“I stood my ground and I would do it all over again,” Hall said.

Disabled Veteran Says Armed BLM Protesters Beat Him During Portland Demonstration

by Bob Price – 9 May 2021

A disabled veteran in Portland, Oregon, is hospitalized with multiple serious injuries after a group of armed Black Lives Matter protesters attacked and beat him. Portland Police Bureau officials reportedly received several calls about the violent acts of the BLM protesters on May 5.

Joe Hall, a 53-year-old home handyman, a crowd of BLM protesters armed with AR-15s and AK-47 surrounded his vehicle and then attacked him when he got out of his work truck, FOX 12 Portland reported. He said he was driving through the area where a BLM protest was underway while moving from a completed job to his next assignment. The crowd stopped his vehicle and those of others as they blocked the roadway.

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Hall said he suffered a “partially collapsed left lung, two lower vertebrae fractured,” and five broken ribs, a broken collar bone, and head trauma, the Portland Fox affiliate reported.

The veteran said he stood his ground and would do it again.

A resident of the local neighborhood told the Fox reporters, “It looked like he was face down and then people were kneeling on top of him.”

Hall said he thought he would die during the savage attack. He asked why Portland police didn’t respond after they received multiple calls about the violent nature of the protest.

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Man says crowd of Portland marchers surrounded, assaulted him

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Hall, who is a local handyman and was driving his pickup through the area, said he got stopped by the crowd in the street and other vehicles that were blocking his way along North Alberta near Michigan Avenue.

“All of a sudden these agitators come out, screaming, pounding on my truck,” Hall said.

After trying to drive around the group, Hall said he stopped and got out of his pickup because he thought he hit something.

“By this time I’ve got five people surrounding my vehicle, AR-15s, AK-47s,” Hall said.

According to Hall, people in the group were calling him derogatory, racially-charged names and pointing weapons at him. While his truck door was open, Hall said someone took his keys and a less-lethal firearm, so Hall grabbed his pistol.

“I pulled my .38 out of my right pocket and pointed it at the ground and told them if a weapon points at me again, I will shoot to eliminate the threat,” Hall said.

Hall told FOX 12 he is a disabled veteran who served in the Marine Corps and Army Reserves.

Hall said shortly after he showed he had a pistol, somebody tackled him to the ground and took the handgun. Hall says people started kicking and hitting him.

Videos posted to social media show the event unfolding, with posters praising the crowd member’s disarming of the man in captions and comments.

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