Provo police have confirmed that one person was shot during a protest Monday night near the police department.
The victim, a 60-year-old Provo resident, remained hospitalized Tuesday but was “stable,” according to police. The man was not part of the protest or counter-protest that had been going on, but was just driving in the area, said Provo Police Sgt. Nisha King.
The victim was driving a white SUV on University Avenue and was attempting to turn onto Center Street when a group of protestors began “crowding around the vehicle. A male protester ran to the SUV on the passenger side, pointed a handgun at (the) driver and shot one round through the window,” according to a a synopsis of the incident by Provo Deputy Police Chief John Guyerman.
The driver, who was struck by a bullet, “hit the gas trying to leave the situation,” Guyerman said.
What is worse: the “protesters” are attacking innocent people with impunity or the fact that the government is allowing it to continue? Either way, it is open season on good people who only wanted to be left alone.
We have limited options in what is now a civil war. They want more: more reparations, more kneeling, more control, more of everything. What do you want now that apathy is no longer an option?