The media keeps on using the word peaceful, and I'm not sure that it means what they think it means.
The fairly high-profile incident where Trump’s desire for a “photo op,” led to “peaceful” protesters being cleared out with “tear gas” was apparently not as clear cut.
The Department of the Interior has recently released footage of the protests in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. leading up to the June 1 visit by Trump. (Warning: the video below shows some scenes which contain violence and vulgar language; viewer discretion is advised.)
The proverb, “The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him,” seems relevant here. The media stated over and over that the protests were peaceful and that Trump is responsible for the violence. It seems that the Interior Department felt a need to set the record straight, by making clear what the tenor of the protest had been the preceding several days.
In typical fashion, the ACLU has decided to try and capitalize off of the event by bringing a federal lawsuit. One woman who joined the suit apparently brought her 9-year-old son to the June 1 protest.
He actually said to one of his teachers, which is what prompted us to say hey he’s not handling this well, that there was a war, and that the government was trying to kill black people.
At that point, I said to myself, ‘I, I can’t offer him comfort, because that is what’s going on.’ And it’s hard because you’re a 9-year-old. And this isn’t something that you should have to think about, this isn’t something that you should have to carry with you, but you’re carrying it with you.
Indeed, a 9-year-old boy should not have to deal with all the violence to be seen and experienced at these so-called “peaceful” protests.