Counter-protester pulls a gun on BLM activist in Tallahassee before waving the weapon around in front of screaming demonstrators – after a vigilante shot dead two men in Kenosha
- Incident occurred outside Florida Capitol Building on Saturday evening
- Video shows the counter-protester draw a handgun from his pocket and point it at BLM supporter on their knees
- Police quickly ran onto the scene and detained the counter-protester; he is now in custody
- It comes after two men were shot dead by a teenage vigilante during unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin earlier this week
The dramatic moment occurred at the end of a BLM rally on Saturday evening, during which supporters called for an end to systemic racism following the police shooting of black man Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
A female demonstrator was filming the end of the event on Instagram Live, before she caught the shocking incident on camera.
Her video shows a fight breaking out between a group of BLM supporters and the counter-protester – who is white, middle-aged and dressed in a checked blue shirt.
One person in the crowd is seen punching the man who then draws a handgun from his jeans and points it at directly at a BLM demonstrator who sits on his knees with his hands in the air.
A counter-protester pulled a gun on a Black Lives Matter demonstrator during a clash outside the Florida Capitol Building in Tallahassee on Saturday evening
The man pointed the weapon at the BLM demonstrator, before waving it around in the air as demonstrators screamed in terror
‘Ah, he has a gun!’ the woman filming screams as she records the man waving the weapon around.
Thankfully, there was a heavy police presence on the scene, and an officer quickly ran in armed with his own gun to restrain the man.
About half a dozen police were then seen trying to clear the scene before they took the man into custody.
More than half a dozen police were seen trying to clear the area after the gunman was arrested