War Veteran In Iconic Battle of Fallujah Photo Attacked Over ‘Black Lives Matter’ (VIDEO)
A decorated war veteran was attacked at a McDonald’s in Washington, D.C. last Friday by a group of teens taunting him over “black lives matter.”
Chris Martinez is a decorated marine who was photographed rescuing one of his comrades during the Battle of Fallujah. That photo was the inspiration for the “No Man Left Behind” sculpture at two Marine bases.
Martinez described the attack to ABC News:
“They asked me if I believe that black lives matter,” Marquez said. “I felt threatened and thought they were trying to intimidate me, so I figured I’m just going to keep to my food, eat my food, and hopefully they’ll leave me alone. And because I wasn’t respond back to them, they were calling me a racist.”
Marquez says he doesn’t remember much about what happened next, but says the Manager told him the group followed him outside.
“As soon as I walked out of the McDonald’s I got hit in the back of the head, or the side of the head. I just dropped to the ground, and he says I looked unconscious,” Marquez said.
He suffered head and neck injuries along with multiple bumps and bruises.
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Hopefully, the police can find the suspects. The teens also robbed him of his wallet and credit cards. They used the cards right after the attack.
This is unfortunate. Black Lives Matter is not a reason to rob people.