Man, woman attacked by men with guns, told, ‘only African Americans allowed on this road’

Man, woman attacked by men with guns, told, ‘only African Americans allowed on this road’
Damage to car stopped by protesters (Image via Twitter)

Last Saturday, a white man and women were confronted by several blacks gathered in front of the burnt-out Wendy’s restaurant in Atlanta where Rayshard Brooks was killed. Some of the men were armed with handguns and told the pair that “only African-Americans were allowed on the road” they were driving on.

According to Atlanta station WSB:

Ty Spiceland, 35, and a woman who didn’t want to be identified were in their car on University Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Saturday when they were confronted by several people. … Spiceland said the group of people punched him three times in the face when he rolled down his window and then threw rocks at the car.

But the real kicker is that Spiceland said he agrees with the protesters who attacked him, telling reporters:

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Overall I absolutely agree with their side. All I wanted to do is just roll down the window and try and reason with the guy and say, ‘Hey, we’re not going to Wendy’s, we’re just passing through, we’ll be gone in one second.’ And he just didn’t want to hear that or anything about that, he straight-up said, ‘No white people are allowed on this road.’

It’s scary to have someone come after you like that. We take their side. We weren’t being disrespectful in any kind of way. We were just trying to get on the interstate.

Apparently, kneeling and groveling weren’t enough. Here’s video, as posted to Twitter:

The woman in the vehicle confirmed that the group ordered the couple to turn around because of their skin color. In a separate video in which her face is not shown, she said:

They said, ‘You can’t go this way, You’re not African American. Only African Americans are allowed on this road. You’re white, you’re a cracker,’ whatever word they used. ‘You’re not allowed on this road. Turn around.”

The woman also told reporters she was injured by rocks thrown at her arms, legs, and face.

This is not the only incident of violence to occur at that location. WSB further reports:

On Saturday night, a 35-year-old man was shot outside the same Wendy’s by someone who left the scene in a Grey Dodge Challenger. The man was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital.

Twitter video also captured another shooting outside the burned-out Wendy’s on Friday. A woman was shot in the leg during a vigil for Brooks.

Police are investigating both incidents.

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