Security Guard Ignores Instigator And Maces Random Black Guy
[su_right_ad]At a Seattle protest against Israel’s bombing of Gaza, a man with no shirt was allegedly harassing participants, picking fights, and using words like “towelhead.” A security guard called to the scene ignored him and, instead, maced a black bystander.
Raymond Wilford, 25, told The Stranger he came to Seattle’s Westlake Mall to meet some friends, and attempted to avoid the shirtless man on his way in because he “heard him say a bunch of racial stuff.” According to a police report, the man then “started a fight” with Wilford, which witnesses say didn’t come to blows.
A photo set from Alex Garland, a freelance photographer, documents the incident in part. The shirtless guy—whose name isn’t known—is seen looking angry, getting into the faces of several protesters and assuming what looks like a “ready-to-fight stance,” legs apart, fists up. It’s clear that the man and Wilford get into an altercation of some kind, and when the guard steps in, he seems to ignore the shirtless man in favor of blasting Wilford with mace.