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Old 06-08-2020, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Constant_Slothrop View Post
Unlike Trump and most of you, they correctly choose not to paint all protesters with a single brush and blame the vast majority of peaceful protesters for those that have gotten violent. The protesters on Monday night, the crowd Trump had attacked, were peaceful, and Trump and his team chose to assault them for his stupid photo op. The comment that he did it “to show support for the church” is pure, unadulterated nonsense, and, as I have noted, everyone associated with the church, from the bishop on down to the visiting clergy that were gassed to make way for Trump’s walk over, have strongly and loudly objected to what he did. It was the act of a weak man trying to look tough. It had nothing to do with “support for the church.” Thankfully, it backfired spectacularly.
On Monday, June 1, the USPP worked with the United States Secret Service to have temporary fencing installed inside Lafayette Park. At approximately 6:33 pm, violent protestors on H Street NW began throwing projectiles including bricks, frozen water bottles and caustic liquids. The protestors also climbed onto a historic building at the north end of Lafayette Park that was destroyed by arson days prior. Intelligence had revealed calls for violence against the police, and officers found caches of glass bottles, baseball bats and metal poles hidden along the street.

To curtail the violence that was underway, the USPP, following established policy, issued three warnings over a loudspeaker to alert demonstrators on H Street to evacuate the area. Horse mounted patrol, Civil Disturbance Units and additional personnel were used to clear the area. As many of the protestors became more combative, continued to throw projectiles, and attempted to grab officers’ weapons, officers then employed the use of smoke canisters and pepper balls. No tear gas was used by USPP officers or other assisting law enforcement partners to close the area at Lafayette Park. Subsequently, the fence was installed.

These "peaceful" protesters where throwing projectiles like rocks and bottles with caustic liquids at the police. I'm not sure where you were educated, but I was taught that peaceful people don't attack cops with bricks and frozen water bottles and cache baseball bats and metal poles.
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