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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 05:28 AM

"No matter what the authoritarian buffoon in the WH has to say, we'll be back again and again..."

by Bill Rice

Today Adele McClure and I headed to DC to exercise our constitutional rights, our natural rights, of free speech and free assembly as both Americans and human beings. We went there to take a stand against systemic injustice and institutional racism, against police brutality and racial disparities in policing, against such disparities throughout our society. We went there to stand for equality, equity, liberty, and justice for the values which are the foundation of our Federal Constitution.

What we saw there was a completely nonviolent protest, made up of a diverse group of justice seeking people. We saw no violence, no property destruction, and no cause for heavy-handed reactions from law enforcement or the government. No one was armed, no one was menacing, and no one was threatening violence. We saw people exercising the rights guaranteed to them by the First Amendment of our Bill of Rights.

At one point we saw group of young white nationalists on the side of the street trying to egg on and taunting the crowd. Did the crowd respond violently and escalate? No. Most of the people in the crowd told anyone who stopped to confront them to move along and ignore them and carry on with the nonviolent protest.

We later left to join another rally in Arlington, VA where we live. Once we returned home, we turned on the TV to see this peaceful crowd, of which we had been a member of only a few hours earlier, be attacked with tear gas, by batons, and by mounted police.

Read more: https://bluevirginia.us/2020/06/no-matter-what-the-authoritarian-buffoon-in-the-white-house-has-to-say-well-be-back-again-and-again

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Reply "No matter what the authoritarian buffoon in the WH has to say, we'll be back again and again..." (Original post)
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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 08:10 AM

1. Hopefully the peaceful protests will be sustained.

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