Watch: Rioters Beat Man in Santa Monica Streets After Defending a Pushed over Cyclist

Protesters raise their fists and take to their knees in prayer during a Black Lives Matter protest while blocking traffic on a street corner in Santa Monica, Calif. on Sunday, May 31, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd …
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Rioters in Santa Monica on Sunday beat up a man carrying a hockey stick to defend a woman cyclist who was pushed over, according to a video posted to social media.

Several men approached the man with the hockey stick as he tried to fight them off. Shoving him to the ground, the group began kicking him and beating him in the street.

Rioting and looting continued at Santa Monica stores in broad daylight on Sunday afternoon immediately after a peaceful protest in the area.

Several stores had the windows smashed as some looters ran inside, grabbed items, and jumped into cars. Others stuffed items into backpacks and bags before leaving the scene.

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