A pro-abortion rioter attacked a Los Angeles police officer during a protest that turned violent as evening fell on the city Friday night.
The Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo posted several videos of the incident on Twitter.
The rioter discharged the makeshift flamethrower at police while hiding behind a black bloc militant holding an umbrella.
The violence comes after radical pro-abortion group Jane's Revenge promised a "Night of Rage" in response to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade. Democratic lawmakers have encouraged protests, refused to condemn escalatory violence, and used incendiary language to encourage histrionic reaction to the verdict.
The LA protests began as protestors shut down the freeway and then harassed and attacked drivers. As it became dark, the protest coalesced in the city and skirmishes broke out between pro-abortion rioters and police, including the attempted burning.
At one point Antifa threw an explosive motor firework at the LAPD.
A suspect was identified in the flamethrower incident. He tried to escape, but was detained by police in video mischaracterized by some as a police assault.
"Antifa tried to prevent the arrest," Ngo wrote in a tweet and "have spread this video out of context to say police assaulted peaceful protesters."
Protests are expected in cities across America weeks to come.
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