The death of African American George Floyd during his detention by Police triggered a wave of large-scale protests across the United States. While mainstream media outlets seek to paint the protests mostly peaceful, videos and photos regularly appearing in social media demonstrate the apparent growth of street violence.
As multiple players seek to exploit the current crisis to push their own political goals, it is important to not fall into the trap of the predesigned narrative. Facts and evidence from the ground speak for themselves.
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) June 22, 2020
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 22, 2020
White woman at a #BlackLivesMatter event in Fargo says "ALL Lives Matter"
The mob goes after her and then a leader of #BLM in Fargo says the woman does not know what she is talking about and "she is hate."
What say you? pic.twitter.com/mnev7w5wcN
— Chris Berg (@chrisbergpov) June 23, 2020
— Digital Forests (@DigitalForests) June 22, 2020
A women beaten by US Police
Bruatality of US Police
Is this not a Taliban
This is A Great America where all things are happening
Please watch complete video
— Safoora Zargar (@socialtoworker) June 7, 2020
Systemic racism? Elderly Black Man gets knocked out by black protester for being a Trump supporter! pic.twitter.com/LHpgsqClyx
— Eddie Donovan ?? (@EddieDonovan) June 6, 2020
This wasn’t a clash between police & protesters. It was an excessive use of force rained down upon demonstrators by CPD officers. The violence they perpetuate is overwhelmingly excessive compared to any minimal perceived threat they faced. #BLM #ColumbusOhio pic.twitter.com/sigUQzHZzv
— Amelia E (@amelia_loved) June 22, 2020