As I reported on Friday night, thousands of BLM rioted in Rochester last night. By one count, there were 5,500 people in the street.
But they upped their attacks a bit tonight. They not only smashed windows and set things on fire; they stormed into the restaurants demanding the businesses shut down, smashing dishes, overturning tables, threatening and intimidating diners, some of whom fled in terror in some very disturbing videos.
In Rochester New York BLM is shutting shit down so don’t try to go out and eat because now they’re trashing your restaurant pic.twitter.com/qIqWohYL5X
— Karli 🇺🇸 (@KarluskaP) September 5, 2020
— @SCOOTERCASTER (FNTV) (@ScooterCasterNY) September 5, 2020
There were also multiple confrontations/scuffles with folks on the street.
The BLM are literally the fascists of whom they complain: intimidating people and bashing businesses like the Red Guard or the Brown Shirts.
BLM also attacked the police, throwing projectiles and fireworks at them. Police ultimately had to fire tear gas and pepper balls at them to break it up.
Rioters launching fireworks at police. Rochester New York. pic.twitter.com/5fQuMH1RDf
— Riot Watch (@U_News_) September 5, 2020
— Simulation Warlord🇺🇸 (@zerosum24) September 5, 2020
— New York Post (@nypost) September 5, 2020
Notice not only all the helmets but the guy with the leaf blower. They’re fully outfitting with all the riot gear. And a really powerful firework.
— Win Ansley (@Win4CBS) September 5, 2020
But how did CBS describe it? “Largely peaceful.”
Largely peaceful protesters demonstrating against the suffocation death of Daniel Prude marched Friday outside police headquarters in Rochester, NY — as officers doused some activists with a chemical spray & repeatedly fired an irritant to disperse crowds https://t.co/1DqBfsY5MF pic.twitter.com/iJUE0xHMdP
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 5, 2020
Pray tell, CBS? Why were the “largely peaceful” folks carrying shields? Wearing helmets? Carrying umbrellas when it wasn’t raining? Because they didn’t intend to be “largely peaceful” and were not. They literally had shield battle lines to fight the cops.
Sharyl Attkisson took on the fallacy not only about the “largely peaceful” but also blaming the police in the tweet for the violent rioters.
Were the police "mostly peaceful"? If so, why wasn't that mentioned, too?
Did the police douse "activists" who were doing nothing illegal, or did they douse "rioters" who were violating a law?#AskingForAFriend https://t.co/UI61HVgKYy
— Sharyl Attkisson🕵️♂️ (@SharylAttkisson) September 5, 2020
They’re still doing the “largely peaceful” cover about a protest movement that’s had several members murder people. https://t.co/KNBLDbWeKu
— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) September 5, 2020
*Largely peaceful* rioters interrupt violent diners at local Rochester restaurants claiming "It was self defense, they all had knives, and I couldn't just stand by and let them murder my friends. We had no choice". #FakeNewsMedia #RochesterRiots #AntifaTerrorists https://t.co/Srl0As9GHa pic.twitter.com/k6BEsCHbQJ
— 6% BlueStateVacatur (@ShoreProgress) September 5, 2020
It's beyond parody at this point. This is the same mob that violently shut down a restaurant last night (video CBS didn't bother to share) and set several fires, but CBS News declares them "largely peaceful" and blames the cops. https://t.co/kkeSPI3h7w
— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) September 5, 2020
What a joke / by now we’ve all seen this crowd attacking outdoor diners and throwing patio furniture around. Embarrassing tweet for CBS https://t.co/bZPNF3z4ut
— Rob Schmitt (@SchmittNYC) September 5, 2020