Asian Man in LAPD Shirt Yells ‘White Power’ at Black Lives Matter Protesters
A video posted by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles depicts a man of Asian descent wearing a long-sleeved shirt with Los Angeles Police logos yelling “white power” at Black Lives Matter protesters on Thursday.
“This off-duty LAPD officer was working out there this morning and decided to harass us after his workout. The dozen or so on-duty officers that had been called in by 24 held to the blue line and watched as this cop tried to intimidate us. This is what 24-Hour Fitness policies protect as they engage police to murder our people. This is what LAPD practice and condones.”
The posted video does not fully reveal the entire context of the man’s and the protesters’ interaction.
The LAPD is currently aware of the situation and tweeted their updates to the story, indicating that officers pursued a suspect who fled on foot:
We have become aware of an incident involving an individual making racially discriminating remarks in front of a gym in Hollywood this morning.