Study by ACLED on the BLM Protests Says They Were @95% Non-Violent
Despite Trump’s efforts and those of outside instigators, it seems the points of the protestors were made in a peaceful fashion. And would more likely than not all have been, if storm troopers and racist thugs hadn’t intruded.
As it was, those who intruded on the protests caused damage to property so the protestors would be blamed, killed and injured protestors, injured medics and media.
And as far as i can see? They didn’t fool a soul but themselves.
Between 24 May and 22 August, ACLED records more than 10,600 demonstration events across the country. Over 10,100 of these — or nearly 95% — involve peaceful protesters. Fewer than 570 — or approximately 5% — involve demonstrators engaging in violence. Well over 80% of all demonstrations reported during this period are connected to the Black Lives Matter movement or the COVID-19 pandemic.
Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED).
Despite that peace, and the legal right to protest, Amnesty Int’l documented 125 incidents of police brutalith against the protestors.
The First Amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Law Library of Congress
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American Civil Liberties Union