San Francisco, Calif., Apr 1, 2019 / 14:01 pm
An elderly protester who was thrown to the ground and kicked outside a Planned Parenthood facility in San Francisco March 21 is still afraid for his safety, according to the California-based legal group representing him.
According to the Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF), the 85-year-old victim, identified simply as "Ron," was peacefully taking part in a 40 Days for Life protest March 21 outside a Planned Parenthood facility.
A bystander's video captured the moment when an as-yet unidentified attacker stole the victim's "40 Days for Life" banner. Ron tried to stop the attacker's bicycle by jamming the stick holding the banner into the spokes of the front wheel, but the attacker knocked him down and kicked him several times, telling him to "stay on the ground, old man, unless you want to get hurt."
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NEW: Video shows 85-year-old man getting kicked outside of a Planned Parenthood in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SanFrancisco?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SanFrancisco</a>. SFPD investigating. Hear from the 85-year-old about what happened, at 11 on <a href="https://twitter.com/nbcbayarea?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@nbcbayarea</a>. <a href="https://t.co/d8chXkfjvR">pic.twitter.com/d8chXkfjvR</a></p>— Ian Cull (@NBCian) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCian/status/1111133809666191360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 28, 2019</a></blockquote>
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