[Ed. – The question was whether black lives matter, which the ex-Marine chose to ignore, concentrating on his food.]
A decorated war veteran is recovering after a brutal attack Friday night. He says it happened at a McDonald’s on 911 E St., N.W., D.C.
Chris Marquez says a group of rowdy teens came up and started taunting him.
“They asked me if I believe that black lives matter,” Marquez said. “I felt threatened and thought they were trying to intimidate me, so I figured I’m just going to keep to my food, eat my food, and hopefully they’ll leave me alone. And because I wasn’t respond back to them, they were calling me a racist.”
Marquez says he doesn’t remember much about what happened next, but says the manager told him the group followed him outside.
“As soon as I walked out of the McDonald’s I got hit in the back of the head,or the side of the head. I just dropped to the ground, and he says I looked unconscious,” Marquez said.
He suffered head and neck injuries along with multiple bumps and bruises.
“Kinda brought back memories of the war and stuff,” Marquez said.