A protester in Washington DC told BBC news how a man saved him and 60 to 70 people from police. Washington Protesters also thanked man who saved them from police brutality.
The Protester said a man named Rahul Dubey opened his door for them when soldiers and officers went haywire on them.
They cut us off,” he said. “We were being peaceful… cops just started coming towards us, spraying mace, pushing and hitting people.”
Police descended on them and they were everywhere that was when a man named Rahul Dubey opened his door and saved them with some people still outside.
“Police chased us up the steps and sprayed mace into the house,” Meka said.
Rahul Dubey also said, he had no other option than to open his door for them to spend the night after soldiers and police went haywire on the peaceful Protesters.
“People were being beaten, people were getting slammed to the ground, they were getting pepper sprayed,” he says.
“There’s no other choice, what if I didn’t open the door?”
“It was literally like a storm that was out front and people getting sprayed and my eyes were burning,” he continues.
“It happened really fast, I flung open the door. The people that were on the steps just ran in and then just all these people were running in.”
Meka said, he and other Protesters stayed in the house from 21:45 till 6 a.m.
“I couldn’t imagine anyone who would just be OK with dozens of people pouring into his house that he doesn’t know in a chaotic mayhem.
“He’s just an amazing person.”
Jeff Gay who is also a resident in the street, also said he saw the Protesters and police on the street with an estimate of about 300 to 200 Protesters and 100 national guard.
“I am very much in support of the protesters’ message,” he says. “I think we are about 400 years late in this country. I think the looting only hurts our cause and hope that starts to abate”.