WASHINGTON D.C. (CBSDFW.COM) – President Trump is acknowledging people getting attacked all over the country — including a Dallas man — during protests that turned violent in the wake of George Floyd’s death last Monday.
“Innocent people have been savagely beaten like the young man in Dallas, Texas who was left dying on the street,” the president told reporters on Monday.READ MORE: The Pandemic Closed Them, But On Monday Apple Reopened All 270 Of Its US Stores
The man is currently in stable in the hospital the assault by a group of people in the Victory Park area of Dallas Saturday. The attack has garnered millions of views on Twitter as it happened during an evening of destruction, looting and arrests in the city.
Dallas police have not release the identity of the man, nor have they made any arrests.
Police said the victim was attacked in the 2200 block of North Lamar Street near the House of Blues. Video shows the victim wielding a machete, which he allegedly said was to “protect his neighborhood from protesters.”
Police said the man confronted the protesters, which then led to the assault by a group of them.READ MORE: Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price Gets 1st COVID-19 Vaccine Dose: 'I'm Trying To Show Leadership And Show The Way'
In a video taken by Elijah Schaffer of Blaze TV, the group is seen beating the man as he was on the ground. Witnesses were then seen trying to tend to him.
As the man remained motionless while the group ran away, one person is heard yelling, “Turn him over!” Another said, “Don’t touch him.”
Police said the man was taken to a hospital before officers had arrived.
Throughout Saturday, tensions quickly grew between protesters and police after a mostly peaceful march earlier in the afternoon. During the evening hours, the downtown area saw protesters blocking freeways, damaging property and looting various businesses.MORE NEWS: 3rd Group Of Migrants Enter US At Texas Border To Be Processed As Asylum-Seekers
As of 10:45 p.m. Saturday, police said there were at least 74 arrests made and that those arrested would be charged with inciting a riot.