Surveillance video shows mob attack man outside Prince William Government Center

Newly obtained surveillance video shows a mob of protestors attacked a man outside the Prince William County Government Center in Woodbridge.

The attack occurred just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, just before the start of the Board of County Supervisors meeting. The video shows a 72-year-old man attempting to walk into the government center when he was attacked by a group of protesters who were calling for supervisors to defund the county police department.

No injuries were reported. Three protestors were charged.

The incident comes one month after a contentious meeting of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors when, on June 16, Black Lives Matter protestors called for the defunding of county police and accosted multiple members of the Board of County Supervisors — both Republicans and Democrats.

Following the June 16 meeting, emails poured into the offices of county supervisors showing support for county police.

“Bottom line up front: defunding the police in Prince William County will create more problems than it will solve. The slogan to “defund the police” has been adopted at the national level as a simple first step in fixing racial inequality. Without delving into that unbelievably complex topic, I instead offer to you that the Prince William County Police Department has long demonstrated an ongoing commitment to be professional, knowledgeable, and fair in the execution of their duties to each and every citizen,” penned one resident.

“A friend of mine told me about a recent meeting where many residents showed up and stated their wishes to defund the [Prince William County] police department. I feel the need to voice my concerns about this, and let you know that I have a very hard time believing this is what the majority of people in this county want. We all need our police and we need to support them,” wrote another.

Many more emails called for defunding the police department.

“This past week, our nation has been gripped by protests calling for rapid and meaningful change with regard to police behavior, an end to racism and anti-Blackness, and immediate change in how Black people are treated in America. Our county has been at the forefront of much of this action,” wrote a Woodbridge resident. “Accordingly, it has come to my attention that the budget for 2021 is being decided as these protests continue. The [Prince William County] Police Department has been a waste of our resources.”

The Prince William County Police Department scored a 93% citizen satisfaction rating in the most recent citizen survey.

13 thoughts on “Surveillance video shows mob attack man outside Prince William Government Center

  1. This is why ALL Black and All Lives lives matter. Lawless people need to leave the Blue and Prince William County.
    Lastly, Never Vote Democrat.

  2. I’m appalled at the behaviour of the protesters and police. Members of our community were assaulted by multiple people on the steps of our Government Center. The police stood by and let them continue to attack and block access to those that weren’t BLM supporters. If I did this same thing today. I would surely be arrested. Id be willing to bet the BOCS told police to stand down. SAD.

  3. The cops clearly let the so-called “protesters” block the entrance to the building…this was the first mistake! They should have had a rope line up and anybody cursing or crossing the line should have been arrested.

  4. There you have it, folks. These protesters simply aren’t rational adults. I wonder how many of them independently support themselves? If ever. Is this supposed to be a BLM group? I see one black person, she appears to be about 13 years-old & she assaulted the old white guy. Was she arrested? I’m glad the police showed-up & took control. The police will have to be present at all upcoming PWC Board meetings.

  5. Ummm excuse me but I’m not certain as to how BLM came up in these comments… they certainly do not make mention in the article. However since no one else obviously took time to research what happened here, let me inform you all that this was a group protesting defunding of police! No BLM there people now carry on folks. Thank you.

    1. I would comment about the remark about Democrats but what would be the point?! I expect exactly this in PWC.

    2. Ummm. And who is the major proponent for that “initiative.”

      “Carry on.” Yes, that is what they are doing. Rioting, actually.

  6. Black lives Matter is a marxist organization funded by the democrats to fuel hate and divide the nation. Sad.

  7. This shameful even should have NEVER been permitted to occur.

    The criminals should have NEVER been given the opportunity to assault and batter a reportedly 72 year old man trying to enter the building that represents our government.

    Assault and battery are NOT free speech. They are crimes, and in fact, in this and other cases, are themselves not only physical assaults, but assaults on the victims civil rights. Of speech. Of assembly. And others.

    But, it did. It did, no doubt, because of the cowardly and corrupt BOCS’s, whose Faustian deal with extremist groups will continue to pay evil dividends to them, and us, their “constituents.”

    Shame. Where in the Hell are the Board members and the Chair? Why are they not speaking out against this wanton violence?

  8. I find this article and it’s headline to be worrisome as hell.

    “Mob” and “attacks” are very loaded terms.

    To me it looks more like “group of people” and “restrains”.

    We don’t know what people said beforehand, this, and the article don’t mention the woman that has fallen as a result.

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