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Kendrick Sampson Films Himself Getting Hit by Baton-Wielding Police Officer During L.A. Protest

Kendrick Sampson Films Himself Getting Hit by Baton-Wielding Police Officer During L.A. Protest

Kendrick Sampson is documenting what is going on at the Black Lives Matter protests in Los Angeles.

The 32-year-old Insecure actor took to Instagram on Saturday (May 30) to share a few videos from the L.A. protests, which is being held to denounce police brutality in the wake of George Floyd‘s death.

In the videos, Kendrick recorded the chaotic scene, which revealed the tensions between protestors and police, who were wearing riot gear and at one point began shooting rubber bullets towards the ground.

“I have it on video, they literally just started shooting canisters into peaceful protesters,” Kendrick said in one video. “These motherf–kers started this s–t. These motherf–kers right here. They started this s–t. Now everybody saying, ‘Hands up, don’t shoot.’ They are the aggressors.”

As the police begin marching towards the crowds, Kendrick is hit by a policeman holding a baton.

“Don’t f–king hit me!” Kendrick can be heard screaming the video. “Are you gonna aim it at me?!”

A few moments later, Kendrick turned the camera on himself and said, “They started hurting people. Y’all saw this motherf–ker hit me. Hit ME — with a baton, I’m unarmed. Then they started attacking girls. I have it on all on video.”

“I was sitting there filming peacefully,” Kendrick continued. “And he targeted me out of everybody — he started hitting me cause I was recording? I ain’t being violent. I don’t condone violence.”

Kendrick also recorded one the police cars vandalized with spray paint while saying,”None of these police cars were touched until they started hurting people. See that? That happened because they started f–king people up. I’m gonna let you all know right now.”

You can watch all of the videos Kendrick Sampson shared from the protest on his Instagram here.

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