As violent attacks continue nationwide amid protests over the death of George Floyd, a viral video has emerged showing a man throwing a firecracker at a 66-year-old homeless man in Harlem, which explodes as the attacker trots off smiling.
The incident happened on MalcomX Blvd. at approximately 4 a.m. No arrests have been made as of Tuesday, while an investigation is reportedly underway. The victim was hospitalized with minor burns, according to the NY Post.
The incident is the latest in a spate of firecracker attacks, which New York Times' Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Nikole Hannah-Jones promoted a theory that "government forces" are setting off fireworks to disrupt the Black Lives Matter movement.
This is incredibly irresponsible on every level. pic.twitter.com/hFSmxe8HtA— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) June 21, 2020
Jones deleted her Twitter account after she was called out.
More 'government forces'
BROOKLYN pic.twitter.com/W8I8gPpB17— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) June 21, 2020
And what's with the left attacking homeless people?
Rioters cheer as this homeless man’s belongings are set on fire in Austin.— Big League Politics (@bigleaguepol) May 31, 2020
This is heart wrenching. pic.twitter.com/rnafp39w90