Indian American Turns Overnight Hero After Sheltering Over 70 Protesters in Washington
“They started spraying pepper spray in through the window,” says Washington DC resident, Rahul Dubey, who gave dozens of protesters shelter from police inside of his home. pic.twitter.com/TTCXLW0Ukm— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 2, 2020
There were people all over his house, from the bedrooms to the back yard to the basement. They were there the whole night, certainly saved from a battery of police who bore stun guns, flash-bang ammo and batons and who were sparing no one, edged on by a President in the White House who was encouraging force against those peacefully protesting the death of George Floyd.
Most of those sheltered by Dubey were very young. Police even came up to Dubey’s house and launched pepper spray, leaving dozens coughing and gasping for breath. The police ‘mob’ stood menacingly outside the house for a long time until at 6 am, those huddled inside could legally leave. Dubey had literally looked after them throughout that night.
I found this very inspiring, Rahul Dubey of DC who sheltered ~50 protestors on #SwannStreet last night, after emerging, gave this interview to @WUSA9 and @slazo88— Ian Glenn (@IanBGlenn) June 2, 2020
“Our flag is hanging by a string”#2020Protests #savejenny #1stAmendment #compassion pic.twitter.com/S5uVzgrrQe
The next morning. Crowds of those he had sheltered and their supporters came to cheer their 'hero of Swann Street'. Among them were people of all races and creeds.
Rahul saved lives last night. He ended this with an inspirational speech about not giving up and keeping up the peaceful fight. What a guy. Thank you Rahul. #SwannStreet #savejenny pic.twitter.com/e0SETLcSpw— BLACKLIVESMATTER (@kikivonfreaki) June 2, 2020