Driver who hit freeway-blocking protesters is problematic for BLM – since he’s black!

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The driver who unintentionally rammed into two far-left “protesters” who’d been standing in the middle of a closed freeway early Saturday morning in Seattle has been identified as a black man, thus destroying the narrative that the incident had been a “white supremacist attack.”

Dawit Kelete of Seattle drove the car around vehicles that were blocking Interstate 5 and sped into the crowd about 1:40 a.m., according to a police report released by the Washington State Patrol. Video taken at the scene by protesters showed people shouting ‘Car! Car!’ before fleeing the roadway,” the Associated Press reported Sunday.

Watch footage from the incident below:

As word of the incident went viral, accusations of “white supremacy” began to trend among far-leftists on social media.

“Right-wing extremists in Seattle drove a car into a crowd of #BlackLivesMatter protesters on a closed portion of Interstate 5. Two women were struck, one with life-threatening injuries. They flew into the air before landing on the ground,” one far-left Twitter account wrote in a since-deleted tweet, as reported by NewsOne.

According to investigative journalist Andy Ngo, other left-wing accounts claimed “without evidence that the incident was a Charlottesville-style far-right attack“:

Yet as the photos below show, the perpetrator, Dawit Kelete, is black:

“An Instagram page credited to a person named Dawit Kelete showed multiple photos of a Black man having fun in various settings that resembled college life at Washington State University. The man in those Instagram photos appeared to be the same person in the photos circulating on social media,” NewsOne reported.

“A LinkedIn page credited to a person named Dawit Kelete identified him as a sales manager as well as an operations manager for DoorDash in Seattle. His education was listed as Washington State University.”

It appears he’s neither a white supremacist nor a black supremacist. He’s just a guy who made a gargantuan mistake and now faces at least two charges.

“Kelete was booked into the King County Correctional Facility on Saturday morning on two counts of vehicular assault. Bail was denied,” the AP reported.

“A judge found probable cause to hold Kelete on an investigation of vehicular assault. He faces a second court hearing on Monday at which the judge will determine if he can be released on bail, according to court documents.”

The problem is that one of the victims, Summer Taylor, has since died, meaning he could soon be facing manslaughter charges as well.

What’s up for debate is whether he deserves to face any charges. On one hand, he purposefully drove onto a freeway that had been closed to accommodate “protesters.”

According to Washington State Patrol Capt. Ron Mead, the freeway had been closed for over an hour when the incident occurred.

“Mead said they suspect Kelete drove the wrong way on a ramp. Trooper Rick Johnson said the driver went through a barrier that closed the freeway before striking the women,” the AP noted.

But on the other hand, why had the two women — Taylor and Diaz Love, 32, the latter of whom was in serious condition in the ICU as of Sunday morning — been in the middle of the freeway in the middle of the night in the first place?

See some of the ongoing debate below:

 

Vivek Saxena

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V. Saxena is a staff writer for BizPac Review with a decade of experience as a professional writer, and a lifetime of experience as an avid news junkie. He holds a degree in computer technology from Purdue University.
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