Around 2:15pm this afternoon, a ‘human rights’ protester fired a number of shots at the Chinese Consulate aiming for a security guard, according the the AP. Below is a brief AP report relayed on the Huffington Post:
“Shots fired at Chinese Consulate in LA, 1 arrested”
December 16, 2011 12:31 AM EST |
LOS ANGELES — Police said they have arrested a man in relation to a Thursday afternoon shooting outside the Chinese Consulate building in downtown Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Times reported that a protester fired nine shots at a security guard at about 2:15 p.m., but only hit the building. The man, whose name wasn’t released, turned himself in about three hours later, Officer Gregory Baek said.
A group demonstrating against human rights abuses in China had gathered outside the consulate earlier Thursday. One protester argued with a security guard after the guard allegedly took a sign and threw it in the trash. The protester then got into a vehicle and allegedly opened fire.
The security guard, Cipriano Gutierrez, told KCAL-9 television that there were about 20 people inside the consulate when the man fired at the building.
“I hit the ground and I was praying,” Gutierrez told KCAL. “I grabbed phone books and put them over my head. A bullet came in the room right next to my knee. I thought I was going to die.”
No injuries were reported.
A call to the consulate office wasn’t immediately answered.
While there is not much information to go on and assuming the facts in this report are accurate, I feel compelled to weigh in on these so called ‘human rights’ protesters. The irony is of course obvious. One professes for human rights and be so ready to kill other human beings over a small dispute. Such is the face of “human rights.”