More “journalism” from The Washington Post.
A group of Washington Post reporters “reconstructed” law enforcement efforts to clear protestors from Washington D.C.’s Lafayette Square ahead of President Trump’s highly criticized visit to St. John’s Church on June 1. The reporters then prepared a video which details the timeline of actions taken by the Park Police and federal officers to secure the area. (The video can be viewed by clicking on the tweet below.
A week ago this evening, one of the most violent scenes ever caught on camera unfolded outside The White House. Thousands of mostly peaceful protesters were pushed, gassed and shot at. Please watch our reconstruction of a defining hour Trump’s presidency:https://t.co/5TKDILjiMf
— Aaron C. Davis (@byaaroncdavis) June 8, 2020
The previous night, arsonists had tried to set fire to St. John’s Church. Fortunately, the attempt was largely unsuccessful.
The WaPo’s Aaron Davis describes what ensued as “one of the most violent scenes ever caught on camera. Thousands of mostly peaceful protesters were pushed, gassed and shot at.”
One of the most violent scenes ever caught on camera?
These reporters have presumably been covering wars and genocides throughout their “journalism” careers and this was one of the most violent scenes they’d ever caught on camera?
The first violent scene to come to mind is 9/11, you know, the day that ‘some people did something.’
But we needn’t go back quite that far. The peaceful protests of the last two weeks have provided a never-ending parade of violent images. Here are ten events from the last two weeks that are far more violent than watching protestors who refused to leave an area when asked, being cleared by police.
- The murder of David Dorn.
We live in an age of symbols. One bad cop murders a black man and the country explodes. So I have two humble suggestions:
1. Let's hit Portland's Antifa like nothing has ever been hit.
2. Let's solve Officer David Dorn's murder at all costs. @realDonaldTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr pic.twitter.com/190SiE1i7L
— Sherlock Homes 😷 (@Sherlockhome69) June 3, 2020
2. Explosive device thrown in Boston.
This video shows an explosive device being thrown next to several people, including Boston officers, off Tremont Street in Boston following protests Sunday night. #BostonProtests #BREAKING https://t.co/WdsYH7bYBO pic.twitter.com/wxs8USwJ2m
— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) June 1, 2020
3. Fires set by rioters burning out of control.
KREMLIN CONNECTION? Susan Rice Suggests RUSSIA Behind Violent Protests, Looting Nationwide https://t.co/JR7Ed86cSC
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 1, 2020
4. More fires.
— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) June 7, 2020
5. Rioters attacking ambulance.
— Patrick Henningsen (@21WIRE) June 8, 2020
6. Driver of tanker truck who drove into a crowd is handed over to police.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) June 1, 2020
7. Riots in Boston.
It seemed like the police were taking the shots on the chin, but within minutes it was like a war zone. There were a bunch of explosions and screams that sounded just like the fireworks celebration just earlier. But then a tear gas/smoke bomb canister landed right in front of me. pic.twitter.com/gLo62duy6B
— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) June 1, 2020
8. Rioters killed this woman’s sister.
Grieving Young Woman Berates Anti-Cop Rioters Who Killed Her Sister: 'Cops Didn't Kill Her, YOU DID!' https://t.co/GciVpbTc04
— Inocel_l (@inocel_l) June 8, 2020
9. Two lawyers threw a Molotov cocktail into an NYPD vehicle.
Mish, no mention of:https://t.co/J5hZmFYi8S
— Russell Wong 🇺🇸 (@PRussW1) May 31, 2020
10. Chicago had its most violent day in 60 years: 18 murders in 24 hours.
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) June 8, 2020
The riots have caused 17 deaths so far.
The 17 people who have died in the protests and riots so far / 🙏🏻 for peace https://t.co/0WTgeXCRrl
— Martha MacCallum (@marthamaccallum) June 6, 2020
What was that you were saying, Mr. Davis?