World Video Shows Protesters Screaming 'Colonizer B****' at Reporter After Police Fatally Shoot Man
At least 18 protesters were killed amid intensifying pro-democracy demonstrations in Myanmar
The protesters were shot and killed by the military government, according to the UN.For nearly a month, a growing coalition of protesters has demanded the end of military rule in Myanmar, following a coup that led to the arrest of the nation’s civilian leaders on February 1. Demonstrations have taken place continuously across the country, taking the form of student protests, the halting of public transportation, and work stoppages that threaten to derail Myanmar’s economy.
Several videos show protesters in Seattle screaming at a reporter, as the group gathered to march in protest of a recent Seattle Police Department officer involved fatal shooting.
The reporter appears to be Katie Daviscourt of the Post Millennial, a Canadian online newsmagazine, as the protesters can be heard yelling the name "Katie" in several videos.
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Protesters are all too aware of the risks of protesting, but say they cannot accept a future under military rule.In Mandalay and Naypyidaw – the nation’s second-largest city and capital respectively – security forces have deployed tear gas, water cannon, rubber-coated bullets and even live rounds.
In one video posted to, the protesters can be heard yelling, "You're a b**** Katie, you're a f****** b****, rot in f****** hell."
One of the protesters can also be heard yelling, "You're a f****** colonizer b****."
Daviscourt also posted several videos of the situation on her own Twitter account, with one showing a group of protesters surrounding the Seattle Police Department's West Precinct, when one protester spots Daviscourt and yells, "Guys, Katie's here."
Another video posted to Twitter by Daviscourt shows several protesters following the reporter down the street while one can be heard yelling, "Get a job, Katie." Toward the end of the video, Daviscourt can be heard yelling back at some of the protesters when she appears to get hit by an umbrella and says, "That was assault."
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"Antifa started harassing me with their umbrellas preventing me from filming. Then one of them started assaulting me with eggs," Daviscourt wrote as the caption to the video.
Daviscourt's tweeted that the protesters harassed and yelled at her in an effort to stop her from filming the protest to limit the risk of potential incrimination for their actions. No protesters were arrested for the Wednesday night march.
Antifa started harassing me with their umbrellas preventing me from filming. Then one of them started assaulting me with eggs. #seattleprotests pic.twitter.com/mxp6d7zhqg— Katie Daviscourt???????? (@KatieDaviscourt) February 18, 2021
"There were over 10 assaults tonight by Antifa, many of which I captured on film. Despite heavy @SeattlePD presence at certain moments, they made zero arrests even after witnessing the assaults themselves," she wrote in another tweet.
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Myanmar's military tightened their post-coup grip on power, stepping up a campaign of intimidation against the ousted civilian leadership while pushing harsher tactics as a fifth consecutive day of nationwide demonstrations began on Wednesday. Soldiers raided and ransacked the headquarters of detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party after dark on Tuesday, after police shot water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets in a sudden escalation of force against the protests sweeping the country.
While Daviscourt refers to the protesters in her tweets as members of antifa, it is unclear if they were connected to the anti-fascist group. It is also unclear at this time why Daviscourt might have been singled out by the protesters.
Newsweek reached out to Daviscourt and the Post Millennial for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.
The videos showing the protests comes shortly after the Seattle Police Department released the names of the two officers involved in the recent fatal shooting, as well as body camera footage of the incident.
According to a press release from the Seattle Police Department, the shooting occurred on Tuesday night near Seattle's waterfront.
Port of Seattle Police contacted the Seattle Police Department at around 9:20 p.m. local time on Tuesday, after they had encountered a "a man in crisis, armed with a knife, at Alaskan Way and Seneca Street."
"When officers arrived, the man, who had reportedly cut himself, fled down Alaskan Way," the Seattle Police Department wrote in the release. "Port of Seattle Police approached the man and attempted to use a less lethal tool, but the device was ineffective. The man moved toward officers, and two Seattle Police officers fired, fatally striking the man."
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The two officers involved in the fatal shooting were identified as Officer Cassidy Butler, who was hired by the department in 2018, and Officer Willard Jared, who was hired in 2014. "The officers will be placed on paid administrative leave in accordance with SPD policy while the investigation is ongoing," the department wrote in the release.
The shooting on Tuesday night marked the second fatal shooting involving Seattle Police Department officers in the past two weeks.
On February 9, Seattle Police Department officers responded to a call of shots fired in the city's Central District. When officers arrived to the scene they saw the unidentified man walking toward them and discharging his gun at them.
"Officers responded and exchanged gunfire with the suspect, and the suspect died at the scene," the department wrote in a press release, while noting that two other victims were shot by the suspect.
Medics with the Seattle Fire Department transported both of the victims of the shooting to the "Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. One of the shooting victims died during transport to the hospital."
Newsweek reached out to the Seattle Police Department for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.
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