The riots in Washington DC were pretty tame compared to what the left did on President Trump’s inaugural day celebration. Whereas a few protesters did enter the Capitol Building along with leftist activists and stayed for a few hours, the riots of 2017 were very much longer and much more violent. No Biden supporters were attacked as they came out of restaurants.
No businesses were looted, none were burned and no vehicles were set on fire. But to hear the Democrats like AOC and Nancy Pelosi tell it, it was the most violence seen in this country since the Civil War. Isn’t it funny how they were willing to overlook the violence and danger to you but no scream bloody murder while they were temporarily inconvenienced? The elite are not to be messed with, they own the courts including the Supreme Court.
On inauguration day, the fascists from antifa roamed the streets of Washington and they wrecked much damage on the city. They roamed in packs and attacked innocents whenever they outnumbered the conservatives. Yet, I do not remember a single Marxist that raised their voice to complain or condemn. The Marxists were very much supportive of The Resistance. What changed in 4 short years? The target.
Is there any other difference between the two riots? You bet there is. All of the charges against the leftists of antifa had their charges dropped. This year, they are tracking down every single participant and threatening them with long prison sentences. They intend to send a message that only Marxist approved rioters are to be treated with kid gloves.
“This is huge news,” said Dylan Petrohilos, a Washington-based activist who was one of the original defendants but had his charges dropped earlier this year. “The solidarity we showed as defendants won out.”
Activists credited a unified defense strategy with prevailing. This strategy included persuading defendants, sometimes over the objections of their lawyers, not to accept plea bargains.
“Solidarity was what won the case,” said Sam Menefee-Libey, a member of the DC Legal Posse activist collective. “I hope that organizers and people on the left study it.”