If words were bullets, an enraged Michigan resident could have done some serious damage to a handful of Boogaloo Bois armed with assault rifles at a protest on an Ann Arbor street Sunday.
“Get your fucking guns out of here, man,” the unidentified person, captured on video, yelled at the protesters bristling with firearms on Easter.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 4, 2021
The bystander had started out calmly. “This is a peaceful community. We don’t need this. We’ve been through a pandemic … we’ve lost thousands of lives,” he said before exploding in rage.
The apparent leader in the Boogaloo Bois group responded: “We’re not killing anyone.”
Bizarrely, the armed men were outside a police station protesting the “militarization” of the police — while carrying military-style guns modified for civilian use. They were responding to a recent heavy-handed arrest of a local man. No one was apparently injured in the arrest.
“You are not the police. You are a militia,” shouted the resident. “The law is: They are in charge, not you. Get the fuck out of our town!”
He added: “I care about the children of this town. Walking around with goddamn guns, what … are you teaching them?”
At one point the bystander asked: “Were you guys part of that thing in Washington?”
The leader answered: “Oh, God no. The Trumpers? … No, no, no, no.”
Then, a parting shot from the bystander before he walked away: “Take your steroid-shrunken nuts out of Ann Arbor. Fuck off.”
“I don’t want to scare anyone,” the leader told a cameraman, apparently on the scene for PSCP-TV. “We won’t live in hate. We’re here because we love the people of this town.”
They left minutes later.
Twitter critics responded angrily over the confrontation with the armed men. Many loved the unarmed bystander who took on the armed men, hailing “blue-shirt guy” or “Gilligan” for his “Gilligan’s Island” style hat.
Excuse me I’m from the U.K. explain to me. They want the right to carry military style weapons but don’t want the police militarised??
— DWUK (@UKfriendlyguy) April 4, 2021
Militarized citizens protesting against police militarization. SMH
— Jim Layne (@jim_layne) April 4, 2021
They can arm themselves but the popo can’t?Don’t think so, guys…
— durrati (@durrati) April 4, 2021
So the domestic terrorists dont want that police would be able to fire back when the domestic terrorists terrorise the country?
— Möp (@ViewerOther) April 4, 2021
He speaks for millions of us. Dudes need to go home.
— Heidi Finan (@hkfinan) April 4, 2021
Guess they want to be the only one with arms. More of Trump’s fine people.
— (((Toby Epstein))) (@TheTobster111) April 4, 2021
Oh, the irony. I can’t even……
— Stan Gable (@lilgeoduck) April 4, 2021
Aren't they suppose to be celebrating the Resurrection of Christ today?
— Sodamncoolsmom (@sodamncoolsmom) April 4, 2021
I love this guy…you rock whoever you are..