In a viral video, an armed Jordanian business owner in Louisville is questioned heavily about whether he believes that Black lives matter, in the aftermath of a protest around the contested indictment case around Breonna Taylor’s death by police.

The recent video, also making waves Monday on Reddit, was first posted by a reporter from extreme right-wing website the Daily Caller. It starts with a group already assembled around Fadi Faouri, owner of a downtown Louisville smoke shop, VIP Smoke Shop & Gifts. Armed and standing at the door’s entrance, a man asks the Jordanian immigrant whether “Black lives matter.”

The masked man asks, “Does Breonna Taylor matter?” Faouri responds: “I don’t know.”

The man, and then another protester, ask him to clarify his stance. “Nobody can intimidate me,” he replies. 

The bulk of the group walks away and is replaced by another woman with a camera. She continues to

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An exchange between Black Lives Matter supporters and a gun-toting Louisville store owner captured the tension in the Kentucky city as protests continued for the third day since a grand jury decided not to charge any police officers in the death of Breonna Taylor.

In the video, a group of protesters gathers around the man, pressing him to voice support their cause, but he refuses to do so.

“Does Black Lives Matter?” a young Black man asks the man, identified as business owner Fadi Faouri by Daily Caller reporter Jorge Ventura, who posted the original clip.

A woman off-screen can be heard shouting, “Does Breonna Taylor matter?” and repeating the question several times.

“Does it matter? I don’t know,” Faouri initially responds.

As the exchange continues, a number of other protesters gather around Faouri, who says he is just there to protect his business. Police say protesters have broken

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  • A man was fatally shot in Portland on Saturday, on a night of confrontation between pro-Trump and Black Lives Matter supporters, according to multiple reports. 
  • Portland Police, who have opened a homicide investigation, has not confirmed whether the shooting was connected to the protests. 
  • Images of a man being treated for an apparent gunshot wound in Portland show a man in a Patriot Prayer hat. Police have not confirmed the identity of the shooting victim.
  • Patriot Prayer is a Portland-based pro-Trump group with far-right connections. 
  • A caravan of around 600 vehicles had arrived to express support for President Donald Trump, according to the Associated Press (AP).
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A man was shot and killed in Portland on Saturday evening, as protesters and counter-protesters clashed, according to multiple reports. 

Portland Police have opened a homicide investigation. In a statement, the police did not say whether the

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed accomplishments he didn’t earn on the pandemic, energy and veterans at a Republican convention finale that also heard Black Lives Matter baselessly accused of coordinating violent protests across the country.



President Donald Trump speaks from the South Lawn of the White House on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


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President Donald Trump speaks from the South Lawn of the White House on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

A look at some of the rhetoric Thursday from Trump and his supporting speakers at Republican National Convention proceedings:



President Donald Trump speaks from the South Lawn of the White House on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


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President Donald Trump speaks from the South Lawn of the White House on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

COVID-19

TRUMP: “Instead of following the science, Joe Biden wants to inflict a painful shutdown on the entire country. His shutdown would inflict unthinkable

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