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Watch: Truck drives through protesters blocking street

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For whatever reason, May Day was a popular day to protest President Donald Trump across the country. But a group of protesters in Durham, N.C. — who had gathered illegally and without a permit — found out the hard way that many Americans are sick and tired of their B.S.:

The group was gathered outside the Durham County Jail on Monday afternoon, blocking the roads, when a truck reportedly “appeared to slowly approach the crowd before several protesters in orange vests tried to stop it and at least one hit the truck with a sign.”

While no one was hurt, protesters say that it “was really scary … to see that blatant disregard for human well-being.”

The incident was caught on video. As you can see below, it doesn’t appear that the driver was trying to hurt anyone — he just wanted to get where he was going, as he had every right to do. Again: the protesters did not have a permit and were illegally blocking the road.

Naturally, the protesters were outraged and claimed that the driver’s actions endangered children and “people with different mobilities that weren’t able to run and pick up and move.”

I don’t know about you, but I don’t see any children or immobile people in the video — a fact that the driver, Joshua Melocik, has pointed out to the media:

“There was nobody who had an inability to leave the path of the vehicle at the speed I was traveling.

Their attempt to cry foul in saying there were children or people with immobility issues was a blatant lie.”

And police agree with Melocik. They won’t press any charges:

[…] police — who were standing outside the jail monitoring the crowd and witnessed the entire incident — made it clear that they have no intention of issuing a citation over the driver’s actions.

Ironically, there is a measure working its way through the North Carolina legislature that “would protect drivers from getting sued if they injure a person blocking a road during a protest.” So perhaps all the protesters out there should take care to get the proper permits first. Or, you know, maybe just don’t stand in the road.

  • Damn I wish I could’ve done that…

  • SANDHILLFARMER

    The blatant disregard for people is what this administration is all about! And really, we should have a permit to gather?

    • Tommy p
    • GringoViejo

      Dealing with the blatant disregard of people, for the rights of those who attempt to exercise the pursuit of a living that requires unimpeded legal passage on a public thoroughfare, is one of the things this administration is about.

    • 4Pip

      I think you have the wrong administration in mind.If others are like me,we are sick of such disregard of others and trashing everything.Those who riot in Berkeley should be thrown in prison for their dangerous acts against those they don’t even know. I have had way more of my fill of the paid out-of-control rioters.

      • TeacherCat

        Yes, PAID TO PROTEST!!!

    • Lewis B.Tripp

      A blatant disregard for a$$holes is what it’s all about.

    • Truthbug

      Blatant, stupid, and stubborn disregard for their own well being is what this bunch of dimbulbs demonstrated by running into the vehicular pathway in the first place…not much intelligence needed to know where to place their bodies.

    • Truthbug

      Hey Sand…Farm…Gathering for protest is one thing…Walking stupidly into a vehicular traffic stream expecting them to exhibit a far more intelligent view of decent human behavior than the self-centered blunderers is a whole different action. Also; Your thoughtless comment on the administration is no more than that…just the hateful party line talking point BS.

    • Truthbug

      First sentence….NONSENSE! Second…sure, protest OK anytime when civilized.

  • Tommy p

    VEHICLES BELONG ON THE ROADS PROTESTORS DON’T!

    • TeacherCat

      Thank you!!

  • Liberalbasher1955

    If you can’t follow the rule then you reap what you sow libernazi’s !
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/00607139d754501f0a05af73fa6168c001356b7529a1ae18d71bed8a2f06e122.jpg

  • TeacherCat

    That’s what these protestors get! Since when do THEIR rights “trump” (ahem) ours????

    • PrahaPartizan

      You’re right. Next time they need to bring a gun to “stand their ground” and blow the driver away. I’m sure you would agree with that sentiment too, right, gun owners having absolute rights which stand above everyone else’s and all?

      • TeacherCat

        The truck driver has a right to get where he needs to go! The protestors have no business blocking ANYBODY

        • PrahaPartizan

          The truck driver has no absolute right to assault anyone by driving recklessly into them. Plus, he likely has alternate routes to get to where he wants to go, with no absolute right to drive along any specific route. I’m sure you feel the same way about the thugs who block women trying to get into women’s health care clinics, right?

          • Truthbug

            Protest is acceptable in some forms…The blockers have no absolute right to assault the normal traffic by walking recklessly into the street. When you threaten the driver with being shot you just might call to mind that your “blowing away” could work in both directions.

      • Traveller62

        Protestors did not have a permit. Truck driver was in the right. There were no children or disabled ppl in the protest.

        • PrahaPartizan

          Driver doesn’t have an absolute right to assault anyone. What he was committing was an act of terrorism, the use of violence in support of a political posture. Of course, it was a right-wing position, so I’m sure that it’s gets a pass among a certain group.

          • TeacherCat

            Pro-Lifers are made to stay on the sidewalks and not block driveways or roads!

          • Truthbug

            Sure…Nasty behavior of blockers gets a pass among a certain group.

          • Truthbug

            Protesters don’t have an absolute right to block vehicular traffic. They are committing a form of terrorism, the use of intimidation in support of their political posture. Of course it was a left-wing position, so I’m sure it gets a pass among a certain group. Peculiar now, isn’t it, how all this works? You can’t always (or even often) get away with BSing us..

          • Joshua Melocik

            The driver wasn’t “assaulting” anyone at a speed so low it didn’t register on the speedometer. The GPS said go straight in an area I was unfamiliar with. I went straight across the intersection. People were half in, half out of the road. I figured they would disperse as the vehicle approach because they were well away from the intersection. They did not, they swarmed the front of the truck and began pounding on it. Remembering what happened to Reginald Denny I choose not to stop but ensured I was moving slow enough that anyone who had the ability to get into the street also had the ability to get out. When the protesters started banging on the truck and attempting to gain access into the passenger compartment by pulling on the passenger door handle, I solidified my decision to keep moving despite that fact that I had a legally carried personal protective measure within my reach inside the vehicle. I did not want ANYONE to get hurt, including myself and my passenger or anyone who didn’t have the good sense to get out of the street while I was driving home from a long day of work.

      • Truthbug

        Praha…are you advocating the criminal use of firearms in the criminal actions these people are engaged in?

        • PrahaPartizan

          Nope. I’m just saying that if someone were to assault a person with a vehicle that “stand your ground” advocates should support a firearms carrying person to blow the driver away because said driver is threatening bodily harm to the pedestrian. Isn’t that what all the 2nd Amendment supporters suggest would stop some of the crimes which occur?

          • Truthbug

            Nope, I’m just saying there is no threat of bodily harm until dimbulb street blockers place themselves where they have no business being. There is legitimate protest action and there is the stupidity of walking into moving vehicular traffic. These jerks are depending on the drivers to be far above themselves on many levels. Again your “blowing away” can work both ways. Consider this if you have the capability: there is the same level of obligation to decent behavior upon the protesters as on all others. Is this beyond you?

          • Truthbug

            “Stand your ground” is support for defense by those who are responding to others who have initiated a hostile and threatening situation. Here the blockers have initiated the hostile situation and have little to no expectation of support by none but the wackies.

  • ourzoo10

    Just so you know, May Day started out as a Communist holiday…..

    • Robert

      Actually, even before the called May 1st May Day, May 1st was known as the Beltane, a celebration of Ba’al (also spelled Bel), the Babylonian sun god (actually Satan in one of his many sun god disguises) marrying “Mother Earth” as the pagans referred to the planet. So May 1st was always a day of worshiping Satan, and that’s what all these big-government Marxists totalitarians do, whether they are specifically communists, fascists, socialists, or national socialists. And it shows in their conduct!

      Meanwhile, I heard on the May 5 Mark Levin show that the bill to allow drivers to drive through “protestors” illegally occupying the street with immunity from liability passed the legislature. Just keep it under 60 when you drive through them, guys!

      • ourzoo10

        That is correct about driving through protesters…probably won’t happen in CA…This is the best idea ever!

  • Truthbug

    “Blatant disregard for human well being”… Yes exhibited by the dimbulbs who stood in the road!

  • Robert

    I do remember the Constitution saying that the people have a right to peaceful assembly to protest I do not remember it saying anywhere that you had to have someones permission to do it. I remember the Republican Convention in New York for Bush, the only permit that could be got was to demonstrate 3 miles away, that is like putting up a bill board in the mountains for an ocean voyage that is going out today. Have we come to the point whee protests are to be controlled by the party in power so it makes it look good, if it is the power in a city, county or state.
    I also did not see the protesters getting arrested for unlawful assembly.
    HAVE A GOOD DAY

    • Truthbug

      Protests need to be guided/controlled by INTELLIGENCE, not like these blunderers.

      • Robert

        Truthbug
        In almost every protest or action there are those who just think violence is the only way, and in some protests it has been proven that the authorities or the thing they are protesting about put their people in the protest to start trouble so it looks like the protesters are thugs. You have to have protesters who monitor the people in the protest to make sure it stays peaceful. The oldest trick by any intelligence agency is to infiltrate a protest with people who will disrupt or cause trouble to make the protest seem like it has no means to protest, so now it is being used in this country against the opposition groups. The people being protested against want the disruption so the protest looks like it has no real purpose. except violence.
        HAVE A GOOD DAY

        • Truthbug

          Yes, these can be..just weren’t here. Surely, you don’t think some of the dopes walking into the diving lanes here were part of an “intelligence agency”.

  • ARJAY

    Poor widdle precious liddle snowflakes!!

    Stay off the freaking roads you IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If ALL drivers would do the same, these IDIOT “PROTESTERS” would NOT “protest” in the roads any more!!

  • eddiebjr

    Protesters who block the road should be aware of the danger involved. It’s like taking a knife to a gun fight, trucks win. Looks like a bunch of welfare lazy’s were interrupting a working man.

  • Truthbug

    There are people old enough to be adults who think they can get their way by throwing a tantrum.

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