A recent shooting of a protester blocking traffic is making the rounds on social media.
Climate protesters recently decided to block traffic in Panama.
A 77-year-old Panamanian citizen recently suffered a blockade 55 miles west of Panama City. After fellow drivers failed to stop the blockade, the 77-year-old exited his vehicle and gunned down a couple of unarmed protesters.
The climate protests came after a subsidiary of Canadian Mining company First Quantum Minerals, Minera Panamá S.A., negotiated a contract from the Canadian government to establish a copper mine in a jungle west of Panama City.
Given the fact that climate alarmists are strictly against fossil fuels — an energy source they still use every day — the Panamanian protesters decided that the best course of action was to block traffic.
Various leftist unions in Panama have tried to incentivize the government to revoke its contract with the Canadian mining company, and have established roadblocks across the country to pressure the government into doing so.
Such pressure comes even as the government is projected to enter a financial boom as a result of the contract, with thousands of jobs set to arise soon.
Recently, a group of climate protesters shut down a stretch of the Pan-American Highway in the Chame district as part of their third week protesting against fossil fuels, as reported by the Blaze.
Little did the protesters know that their actions would carry heavy repercussions.
A retired American lawyer and university professor, Kenneth Darlington, was among those stuck in traffic on the Pan-American Highway.
Darlington told his passengers that he would not stand by and allow the protesters to exacerbate traffic.
The lawyer reportedly said, “This ends today,” before getting out of his vehicle and pointing a gun toward the protesters.
Darlington allegedly asked the protesters who were in charge, to which he received no answer.
“I don’t want to talk to women,” Darlington allegedly told the protesters. “I want to talk to men.”
Darlington then proceeded to gun down two of the climate protesters, one of whom died immediately and the other, who later died in the hospital.
The retired lawyer has been charged with aggravated homicide and illicit possession of a firearm.