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Activists Try To Block Hospital Where Shot Deputies Were Taken, Say ‘We Hope They Die,’ Sheriff’s Dept Says
A large number of Sheriffs deputies converged on the area surrounding St. Francis Medical Center where two L.A. County sheriffs deputies are being treated for after being shot and gravely injured in attack, after St. Francis Medical Centers security reported what they thought to be protesters on the property on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 in Lynwood, CA (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Alleged Black Lives Matter activists attempted to block the entrance to a hospital in Los Angeles late on Saturday night that two deputies were rushed to after being shot during an apparent assassination attempt. Witnesses later said that the far-left activists, who shouted outside that they hoped the deputies died, attempted to storm the emergency room where the deputies were taken.

“Animals that must be hit hard!” President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter. “If they die, fast trial death penalty for the killer. Only way to stop this!”

The L.A. County Sheriffs identified the individuals as “protesters” in their tweets about the matter.

“To the protesters blocking the entrance & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling ‘We hope they die’ referring to 2 LA Sheriff’s ambushed today in #Compton: DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ENTRIES & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL,” the LA County Sheriffs wrote on Twitter. “People’s lives are at stake when ambulances can’t get through.”

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said that a 24-year-old male deputy and a 31-year-old female deputy were the ones that were wounded and that they were in serious condition. Law enforcement said that the deputies were sitting in their police vehicle when the suspect approached from the rear and opened fire.

Numerous journalists and activists online identified the protesters as being Black Lives Matter supporters, though that detail has yet to be confirmed.

Human Events Managing Editor Ian Miles Cheong wrote on Twitter: “Black Lives Matter activists confront law enforcement at Los Angeles hospital where wounded officers were taken after they were shot.”

An individual in the video can be heard telling the police guarding the building: “I want to deliver a message to the family of the pigs: I hope they f***ing die.”


One witness that was interviewed by a local ABC affiliate said that the alleged Black Lives Matter activists were saying, “death to the police” and “kill the police.” The man later confirmed to the news station that the far-left activists attempted to enter the emergency room.


Journalist Ryan James Girdusky also identified the protestors as being Black Lives Matter supporters writing: “Black Lives Matter activists saying ‘y’all gonna die one by one’ to the police officers as their colleagues are fighting for their lives.”

“Even after the police were shot… Black Lives Matter protestors were blocking the entrance and exit to the hospital,” he added. “This is not a peaceful movement.”

Journalist Buck Sexton wrote on Twitter: “This ambush of LAPD was just like the assassination of NYPD officers Ramos and Liu in 2014 by a BLM supporter Remember why BLM faded away as a movement the first time? Because of the murder of 5 Dallas police officers in 2016 by another BLM supporter. History repeats itself.”

Activists online drew more alleged connections between people who were allegedly shouting vulgar things at the deputies while they were at the hospital.


This is a developing news story, refresh the page for updates.

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