Violent protesters brutally beat a Dallas man late Saturday who was protecting businesses, leaving the victim unconscious with a twisted and mangled body.
According to video captured by TheBlaze's Elijah Schaffer, violent protesters descended on the man after he chased looters with a large sword. The man did not, however, attack the looters.
The graphic footage shows more than a dozen protesters brutally beating and stomping the man, who eventually fell unconscious. One protester even beat the victim with a skateboard.
"BREAKING: man critically injured at Dallas riots It appears he attempted to defend a shop with a large sword Looters ran at him, then he charged rioters They then beat him with a skateboard and stoned him with medium sized rocks I called an Ambulance and it's on the way," Schaffer wrote on Twitter.
Video of the incident received more than 20 million views by Sunday morning.
(Content Warning: The following video contains graphic footage)
BREAKING: man critically injured at Dallas riots It appears he attempted to defend a shop with a large sword Lo… https://t.co/wkDrX48qXE— ELIJAH (@ELIJAH)1590893550.0
Police told a Dallas Morning News reporter that the victim was in "bad shape, but hanging on. His body was literally twisted from getting stomped on and kicked."
The victim was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition. The extent of his injuries are unknown.
Law enforcement later confirmed the victim was carrying a machete to "protect his neighborhood from protesters."
Police have not yet made any arrests in the shocking assault.