Going back as far as Dan’s Bake Sale to the present, conservatives and Republicans have one nasty consistency when it comes to their rallies and public protests: they are ALWAYS peaceful, the police are greeted with smiles, and the affected area is sometimes left cleaner than when the conservatives first arrived.
Despite the size of the crowd, there were no incidents and no arrests. “This is the most well-behaved crowd I’ve ever seen,” said Bud Reed, a Fort Collins police officer.
— Seattle Times, 5/23/93
Today, news stories are easily found where liberal Democrat protests are always dubbed “mostly peaceful” by their media supporters, however those “protests” almost always result in disruption of freedom of movement by innocent commuters, public and private property damage, arrests, and sometimes injury and death.
As President Trump begins his post-coronavirus campaign rallies, liberals are now feeling #threatened because he’s warned his supporters that Democrats are preparing their “counter protests” and you know what that will mean: violence.
Trump supporters, for the most part find better ways to spend their time and could give a shit when Democrats hold rallies as we observe and respect their right to free speech. Here, however, are a few examples of how liberals “peacefully protest” when Republicans dare congregate.
Eight people were arrested at the Trump rally in Colorado Springs on Thursday, police said. Those arrested, on suspicion of failure to desist or disperse, were taken to the El Paso County jail, where they were cited and released, according to police. The suspects “obstructed traffic,” according to police, at Venetucci Boulevard and Cheyenne Meadows Road, the roadway entrance and exit outside the Broadmoor World Arena, where President Donald Trump and Sen. Cory Gardner took the stage before a packed house.
— Denver Post, 2/20/20
“We wanted to send a very clear message to President Trump that our city is a City of peace that we are many communities coming together,” said Sara Stockmayo, of Bend the Arc Pittsburgh. “We are not willing to stand ideally by and do nothing. We feel we have voices and we have collective power, and we want to use our voices and power.” Around 9:30 a.m., Pittsburgh Police in riot gear moved in, telling the protesters to leave or be arrested. When the protest did not disperse, officers began taking the demonstrators into custody one-by-one. The Pittsburgh Public Safety Department said 14 were taken into custody after blocking the ramp from the Fort Pitt Bridge and refusing to move.
— CBS Pittsburgh, 10/23/19
Vancouver Police arrested eight people Sunday during a clash between supporters of Donald Trump and protesters of the president’s administration. Police made the arrests at Esther Short Park Sunday afternoon, where a group rented the space to host a “Rally for Trump and Freedom.” Police estimate that 150 people attended the rally that got underway after noon. They were met with about 80 protesters lining the rally space, including members of the “Rose City Antifa” anarchist group. Things quickly became heated between the two groups. Our reporters noticed verbal and physical confrontations, and saw protesters hurl smoke bombs into the crowd at the rally.
— KATU 2, 4/3/17
A scuffle broke out on a Southern California beach where supporters of President Donald Trump were marching when counter-protesters doused organizers with pepper spray, authorities said Saturday. The violence erupted when the march of about 2,000 people at Bolsa Chica State Beach reached a group of about 30 counter-protesters, some of whom began spraying the irritant, said Capt. Kevin Pearsall of the California State Parks Police. Three people were arrested on suspicion of illegal use of pepper spray and a fourth person was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery, he said.
— PBS NewsHour, 3/26/17
A 20-year-old man is in custody after threatening to bomb Saturday’s rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Waterbury. At about 12:45 p.m., the United States Secret Service contacted the Connecticut State Police after seeing a threat posted on Twitter threatening to “bomb” the rally for Trump. According to state police, the Twitter post said, “Is someone going to bomb the Trump rally or am I going to have to?”
— WTNH, 4/23/16
San Diego police arrested 35 protesters Friday outside a Donald Trump rally after a peaceful demonstration devolved into chaos, according to police. Three hours into the calm protests, which drew up to 1,000 people, a number of demonstrators tried to breach an off-limits area, resulting in arrests, the police department said on Twitter.
— USA Today, 5/28/16
And of course, there was the biggie in Chicago where free speech was gleefully shut down…
With thousands of people already packed into stands and music blaring to warm up the crowd, Donald J. Trump’s campaign abruptly canceled his rally here on Friday night over security concerns as protesters clashed with his supporters inside an arena where he was to speak. Outside, a tense standoff mounted as well. A line stretched for blocks while ticketholders — a diverse mix of older whites wearing Trump gear and younger African-American and Muslim students — waited to be allowed inside. As people streamed out, supporters of Mr. Trump were angry and frustrated. But protesters were jubilant, and celebrated along the intersections on the city’s Near West Side. Some protesters shut down lanes of a nearby expressway. Arguments and small skirmishes broke out along the streets. At one point, the police rushed in, separating people.
— New York Times, 3/12/16
In 2010, Bob created a video illustrating the difference between how conservatives protest and how liberals have always protested.
The difference is night and day.
Ten years later, the myth of “mostly peaceful” protests by the left will be repeated ad nauseam by the liberal media to provide cover for their Democrat hoodlums who are now feeling all #threatened because their documented propensity for violence is anticipated.