A Georgia man was charged after he tossed a smoke device and brandished a firearm at demonstrators blocking a street in Savannah.
34-year-old Frederick James of Decatur, who has been charged with charges of aggravated assault and reckless conduct, engaged the protesters on Saturday.
James was driving down the street in Savannah when he encountered the protesters, who were laying in the street to protest the police shooting of Breonna Taylor and the death of George Floyd.
James, who was held up by traffic, tossed what appeared to be a smoke grenade and began driving.
In response, the angry protesters began striking James’ vehicle with whatever objects they could get their hands on.
Instead of leaving the area, James dismounted from his truck and began brandishing a firearm, causing the crowd to scatter.
According to WTOC, Jame drove away shortly after.
Savannah is home to several US military installations, such as Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.
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