While on the front lines of the demonstration he organized with his Build Initiative organization and Black Lives Matter, Sampson was not only hit with batons by Los Angeles Police Department officers but also hit with rubber bullets.
I actually got hit 7 times with rubber bullets and many batons.
In a video on social media, Sampson is seen in front of a crowd of protesters having a screaming match with police officers and was hit repeatedly with a baton.
Protests have been taking place throughout the country due to the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who was killed by a police officer who kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
“We did an event together — peaceful, powerful, talking about defunding the police, talking about building power in our communities and what that really looks like,” Sampson said according to Variety.