- Apr 1, 2011
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No one is swallowing the story that white Supremacists are responsible for the violence. We see the placards and the graffiti that says "BLM" all over it. We see the morons wearing black Antifa uniforms throwing Molotov cocktails..BLM is not a terrorist group.
It's time you lying --- trump supporters faced the truth.
Pro-Trump activists have been planning violence ahead of Portland protests, including at one to be held this weekend
Right-wing activists have been planning to carry out violence at anti-racism protests in Portland, including at one this weekend, according to leaked chat logs reviewed by The Guardian.
Members of the pro-Trump group Patriot Coalition used the messaging app GroupMe to discuss how to acquire weapons to bring to the Black Lives Matter protests. The logs were leaked to The Guardian by the anti-fascist group Eugene Antifa.
Eugene Antifa has also posted some of the group chat logs on its website.
"I saw someone say bats, mace, and stun guns are illegal downtown. If you're going to play by the books tomorrow night, we already lost," Mark Melchi, a 41-year-old Dallas, Oregon man wrote ahead of an August 22 rally, according to the Guardian. "We are here to make a change, laws will be broken, people will get hurt… It's lawlessness downtown, and people need to be prepared for bad things."
Melchi leads a militia he calls Group 1776 2.0, which has attended protests in Portland. In the chat, he has mentioned violence that his group has participated in.
"My Group 1776 2.0. Has been fighting Antifa in Seattle, Portland, for months", Melchi said. "This won't be a simple fist fight. People will get shot, stabbed and beat."
You trump supporters have lied consistently about these protests and have put all the blame on BLM when they are not the problem. So all you color blind non racist trump cult members are supporting fascism in the form of white supremacy.
93% of Black Lives Matter Protests Have Been Peaceful, New Report Finds
The vast majority of Black Lives Matter protests—more than 93%—have been peaceful, according to a new report published Thursday by a nonprofit that researches political violence and protests across the world.
The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) analyzed more than 7,750 Black Lives Matter demonstrations in all 50 states and Washington D.C. that took place in the wake of George Floyd’s death between May 26 and August 22.
Their report states that more than 2,400 locations reported peaceful protests, while fewer than 220 reported “violent demonstrations.” The authors define violent demonstrations as including “acts targeting other individuals, property, businesses, other rioting groups or armed actors.” Their definition includes anything from “fighting back against police” to vandalism, property destruction looting, road-blocking using barricades, burning tires or other materials. In cities where protests did turn violent—these demonstrations are “largely confined to specific blocks,” the report says.
The ACLED report includes protests toppling statues of “colonial figures, slave owners and Confederate leaders” as violent incidents. “Since Floyd’s killing, there have been at least 38 incidents in which demonstrators have significantly damaged or torn down memorials around the country,” the report states.
Still, many people continue to believe that Black Lives Matter protests are largely violent—contrary to the report’s findings. ACLED highlights a recent Morning Consult poll in which 42% of respondents believe “most protesters (associated with the BLM movement) are trying to incite violence or destroy property.” ACLED suggests this “disparity stems from political orientation and biased media framing… such as disproportionate coverage of violent demonstrations.”
93 percent of the protests have been peaceful. There has not been any widespread BLM violence. But there has been this:
White supremacy groups try to infiltrate recent protests and influence the narrative
As protests continue across the country over the police killing of George Floyd, white nationalist groups have been using the unrest to their advantage. This isn’t a new tactic. The Charlottesville protests in 2017 included Neo-Nazis, Klansman, and protesters from other alt-right groups.
But Trump blamed Antifa, a collection of people who protest fascism. And he’s blaming this disparate group of people again for today’s unrest.
It turns out that some of the groups involved in Charlottesville are also behind the violence in today’s protests.
The nonprofit Integrity First for America is suing the organizers of the Charlottesville “Unite The Right” rally for conspiring to commit violence. KCRW hears from the nonprofit’s executive director Amy Spitalnick.
KCRW: Where do you see some of the same white nationalist groups as with the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally in 2017 popping up now?
Amy Spitalnick: “It's really important to understand how these groups operate. Some are incredibly organized with military style hierarchies, and others are a little bit more amorphous. But the same trends we see throughout the board, whether it's in Charlottesville, or now, or the many other white supremacist attacks that have happened in between.
Just last night, a number of news outlets reported that a white supremacist group called Identity Europa, which is one of the defendants in our Charlottesville suit — they're the group that coined that phrase, "you will not replace us" — were posing as Antifa on Twitter to urge violence and looting during the protests. Twitter suspended the account the other day, but that tweet had gone viral, and it set people off who were concerned about violence in their communities and allowed people — including the president — to then say that they were going to target Antifa, deploy the military and so on.
The ways in which we see these extremist groups trying to co-opt a moment like this and use it to spread not just disinformation, but also hate and actual violence, is a sad trend that has been happening over and over again over the last few years.”
Can you tell us more about the role of Identity Europa and what this organization is?
“There are a number of neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups that are focused around this idea of identity. The idea of a white identity, and Identity Europa, believes that there should be a white homeland. They believe in the white identity being superior to all other white supremacist group in that sense.
DHS/FBI have long determined that white supremacists are the number 1 domestic terror threat. Not BLM. And that's the way it is no matter how badly you want to stop blacks from using our first amendment right to protest state sanctioned killings of black people.
They were posing as Antifa on twitter? Is that the best evidence you got? How do you know they were "posing?" This has to be the lamest diversion ever attempted.
When you defend thugs, you are not better than a thug.