At Saturday’s police reform march along Ambassador Caffery, protestors were greeted to everything from honking horns to middle fingers, with some participants even becoming target practice for a crazed motorist armed with a handful of firecrackers.
Lafayette Police are now searching for the firecracker wielding motorist, an unidentified male who drove a white pickup truck.
According to this report from The Advocate, the pickup driver stopped and got out of his vehicle near the O’Charley’s restaurant parking lot on Ambassador Caffery and tossed a handful of ignited fireworks at the more than 100 men, women and children as they marched toward the Mall of Acadiana.
Denise Gobert, one of the event’s organizers, tells The Advocate that the fireworks were “like Black Cats, but bigger.”
“Nobody was hurt, so that’s something we are grateful for,” she continues. “Little pieces [of the firecrackers] hit people, but not to the point of them being burned. Hopefully, someone has to pay the consequences for what they did. You can have a different opinion, and that’s fine. But don’t try to harm somebody just because they have a different opinion than you.”
Read The Advocate’s full story here.