The violent group, known as “Antifa,” can often be found wherever a protest is happening, attempting to escalate the anger of protesters, encourage destruction, and often engages in violence. Since the protests in Minnesota over the unjust killing of George Floyd happened, you can bet Antifa has shown up.
However, a group of actual black protesters isn’t letting them get violent.
Standing in front of a police precinct, Townhall’s Julio Rosas arrived just in time to watch a black man speaking to a group of people. According to reports, the crowd that had gathered outside the police precinct was, for the most part, peaceful. White members of Antifa, however, began to attempt to do what they do and begin escalating the situation with violence.
Before it got anywhere, a black man spoke up and addressed the crowd.
He assured people that they aren’t trying to shut down anyone’s speech, but they weren’t going to allow anyone to start getting violent, understanding that if that started, the black members of the crowd would get the bulk of the response.
“We’re going to keep our social distance, and we’re not going to allow somebody in the crowd to throw some bulls**t and then we feel the bulk of that,” said the man. “We’re not allowing that no more. That’s the reality of what we’re dealing with right now.”
“Like I said to all my white brothers and sisters, we appreciate y’all being out here. It’s important to us,” he continued, addressing the members of Antifa. “But this is not y’all’s space. Period.”
“We don’t need this bulls**t right here,” he said, looking toward the police station. “Because, when this s**t is all said and done, because when we wake up we’re still going to be black in America. Now, that’s not nothing against none of y’all. That’s not what I’m saying.”
“But we not going to allow y’all,” he said looking at what seemed to be one of the white kids causing trouble, “to go up there and start causing the chaos and confusion. It’s just not going to happen.”
A man telling the crowd to try and remain peaceful outside the police building. He also said while they appreciate white people's support and showings of solidarity, "this is not your space." pic.twitter.com/7CoVdDeZKq
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) May 28, 2020
Protests, when done peacefully, are a great thing. It really gets the message across that people are angry about something and want a change. The founding fathers knew how important protests were, being a part of one of the largest ones in history, and as such made it a part of the Constitution.
The first part of it in fact.
However, there’s a difference between protests and riots, and in this day and age, those two definitions get muddled thanks to political agendas adopted by our own media. Antifa uses this in order to push things to extremes, believing that they are justified thanks to the running narrative fostered by the mainstream.
The problem is, the violence and destruction clouds the message that many in the black community have every reason to voice, especially after Floyd’s death.
This kind of thing should happen far more often, and perhaps this anti-Antifa sentiment will become a trend.