Black Lives Matter protest blocks ambulance with sick child headed for hospital
posted at 10:01 am on July 13, 2016 by Larry O'Connor
Parents with a sick baby were blocked on their way to a hospital in Memphis, TN because Black Lives Matter protesters shut down traffic on a bridge Monday night.
The local Fox affiliate in Memphis reported on the story which features the heroic efforts of a paramedic who managed, after nearly 30 minutes of delay, to get the child the care they needed:
The Memphis Black Lives Matter rally shut down the I-40 bridge Sunday night with hundreds of protesters refusing to leave. Traffic could not go across, but paramedic Bobby Harrell with Crittenden EMS was determined to get to a child who was stuck on the bridge with his family.
“We received a call there was a child needing medical attention stuck in traffic up on the bridge and due to the protest going on the bridge the family was not able to get through traffic to get him to Le Bonheur,” Harrell said.
A photo shows parents handing the child off to paramedics on the bridge.
“The sheriff’s department had to escort us up the wrong way of the interstate to the child,” he said.
Harrell said after he had the very sick child in the ambulance, the driver had to go 25 minutes out of the way.
“We had to turn around and come back to West Memphis and cross over at MLK to get over to 55.”
Did you catch that? They crossed over at “MLK” to get the sick child to the hospital. Martin Luther King Blvd. One wonders how Dr. King would react knowing that BLM selfishly prevented a young child from getting medical care in the name of their race-based political cause.
A photo showing the parents handing the baby off to the paramedics seems to reveal that the parents are not black and, it is presumed, neither is their child. Of course, the race of the baby doesn’t really matter to most Americans, but to the protesters shutting down traffic on major thoroughfares around the country, race matters more than anything. Even getting a sick child desperately needed medical care.
As the media continues to repeat over and over again that Black Lives Matter protests are “peaceful and non-violent,” please keep this story in mind.