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People march in the street to mark Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, 2020, in St. Louis. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people be freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The practice of stopping cars may have just finally resulted in a shooting death in Austin, Texas.

BLM protesters were marching there when it appeared they surround a car. This video captures the moment where you can hear the shooting although what is happening is unclear. Several shots are audible and then everyone scatters.

Not a good move. The person tried to make a right turn into the street and appeared to have been swarmed by BLM people.

A BLM person allegedly approached the car with a rifle.

The person in the car allegedly then fired at him, shooting him and killing him. The driver is cooperating with police, according to the press briefing.

Some protester witnesses claimed the car involved plowed into people or tried to run people over. Another claim floating out there was that the shooter “charged” into the crowd of protesters and shot people. But obviously neither of those scenarios is what the video shows. It is evidence of how the radical extremist will spread false stories to hype a narrative even in the death of one of their own members.

The BLM person shot was reportedly Garrett Foster. Foster had previously been interviewed with his AK-47 in hand, saying that he didn’t think that the people who hated them would do anything because they were “too big p*ssies” to do anything about it.

While there were initial reports of others injured, that was false.

Whatever the facts here, the practice of stopping or surrounding cars has to stop. Some drivers have been terrified and have driven off, hitting people. We’ve seen where protesters have attacked people in the cars, even shot them. We’ve seen where a protester has shot a driver in Colorado and we’ve seen where a driver hit people who were blocking a highway in the middle of the night. If a driver knows that and/or is surrounded by an angry group, it’s not going to end well. It’s not good for the drivers or the protesters.