Colorado Man Calls 911 on Protesters, Goes Viral
A Fort Collins man has gone viral after allegedly calling the police on two peaceful protesters.
In a video that has been viewed 2.24 million times, a Fort Collins man is seen berating two seemingly peaceful protesters. Then, he appears to call 911, telling the operator that the two protesters at "Timberline and Prospect" are encouraging cars to honk after 11 p.m.
After telling the operator that he "wants them arrested", he asks to talk to the Police Sargent. A move that a lot of people on the internet are comparing to "asking to speak with a manager". They're comparing him to "Karen" an internet meme of an uptight woman who "needs to speak to your manager".
Katie Phang says on Twitter:
The hand on the hip with the slight hip thrust & the pursed lips. Classic Karen move
However, many on the internet are coming to his defense saying that "protesting at 11 p.m. isn't protesting, it's disturbing the peace."
Twitter user Derrick Horvath said this:
How many here in the comments would love to hear cars honking at 11pm when you have to work in the morning though? This guy is tired and pissed, I feel it.
Near the end of the video, the man leans in aggressively and tells the woman holding the camera that he "fought for this country" and she should "put that on God damn video feed." When the woman responds telling the man she "doesn't really care", he gets angrier.
Warning: the video below contains explicit language: