A group of white men yelling racial slurs pulled up in a car next to a Black woman driver in Wisconsin, sprayed her with a flammable liquid and threw a lit lighter at her, engulfing her head and neck with flames.
The driver, identified as 18-year-old Althea Bernstein, suffered serious burns on her face and neck.
Madison 365 reported that “far-right counter-protesters have attended and disrupted Black Lives Matter protests wearing Hawaiian-style floral shirts.”
Though there has not been any announcement about suspects, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, who is Black, tweeted that some participants in Madison’s protests were “far right provocateurs” who had “fanned the flames of hate.”
Democratic state Sen. Tim Carpenter tweeted that he had been “Punched/kicked in the head, neck, ribs” and the Associated Press reported that “a group of 200 to 300 people broke windows in multiple buildings, threw a Molotov cocktail into the city-county building, brought down the statues on the Capitol grounds, broke glass at a state office building and smashed windows and lights at the Capitol.”