Tuesday, March 20, 2018

USA: Man beaten on St. Pat's Day trying to break up racist attack in Chicago


“As the guy hits the lady she falls on the ground and the guys says ‘white power’ and a bunch of other people in the crowd go ‘white power.’”

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | US Desk
Source/Credit: FOX 32 TV Chicago
By Elizabeth Matthews | March 19, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day is known for green garb and green beer, and sometimes bad behavior.

Over the weekend, one man says he was attacked after stepping in and standing up to racist bullies.

Marti Murphy from Michigan now has a black eye and a lump on the back of his head. He was attacked Saturday afternoon after the St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Chicago.

Murphy was among the hundreds of thousands of party-goers near Michigan and Wacker when he saw a group of six white men hitting two black women and yelling racial slurs.

“As the guy hits the lady she falls on the ground and the guys says ‘white power’ and a bunch of other people in the crowd go ‘white power,’” Murphy said.

He says no one was standing up for the women, so he did and was beat up for it.

“I had a few words with them about how embarrassing they were to their families and to their mother,” Murphy said. “And their mother raised them better than this and real men don't hit women.”

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