“I need to hear Joe Biden and Kamala Harris condemn Antifa/BLM criminals who assaulted and harassed peaceable demonstrators in DC immediately, together with aged and households,” political strategist Doug Stafford wrote on Twitter on Saturday. “In fact they gained’t. And ‘media’ gained’t make them.”
“Watching video of individuals being assaulted and mobbed by BLM/Antifa in DC tonight brings again terrible recollections. Need an instance of media bias? When Rand Paul and I spoke out about our mob assault, the AP reported our declare was ‘with out proof’ regardless of 10 minutes of video,” Paul’s spouse Kelley Ashby Paul wrote on Twitter.
The Pauls have been surrounded by what the senator described as a “crazed mob” after the Republican Nationwide Conference in August.
Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., stated the “media blackout” was “horrible” and “telling.”
“The President’s supporters have a proper to peacefully rally supporting POTUS identical to his opponents have that very same proper,” Zeldin wrote on Twitter. “The bodily assaults immediately by violent leftists focusing on his supporters is abhorrent. The close to whole media blackout of the violence is horrible… [and] telling.”
A number of thousand Trump supporters protested election outcomes after which hailed Trump’s passing motorcade earlier than nighttime clashes with counterdemonstrators sparked fistfights, at the least one stabbing and at the least 20 arrests.
After night time fell, the comparatively peaceable demonstrations in Washington turned from tense to violent.
“When violent far left wing extremists set up violence on-line, you’ll be able to all the time rely on the Twitter corridor displays to disregard it,” political commentator Mike Cernovich wrote on Twitter, calling members of the media “Antifa propagandists.”
Cernovich shared screenshots of NBC Information’ Ben Collins and CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski tweeting about White Home press secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s response to the march and Kyle Rittenhouse, who allegedly killed two protesters and wounded a 3rd throughout unrest in Kenosha, Wis.
“Precise violence caught on video tonight – a number of horrific cases – and right here’s what the media guys who REALLY CARE ABOUT EXTREMISM are posting,” Cernovich wrote.
Blexit founder Candace Owens shared footage of a younger Trump-supporting couple being rushed by counterprotesters in Washington, D.C.
“Black Lives Matter and Antifa symbolize absolutely the vermin of our society,” Owens wrote on Twitter. “They have been created because the marxist foot troopers of the Democrat Social gathering and given a move by the leftist-controlled media. Pray for this younger girl who was attacked.”
The marchers included members of the Proud Boys, a neo-fascist group identified for avenue brawling with ideological opponents at political rallies.
A number of confrontations appeared later within the day as small teams of Trump supporters tried to enter the world round Black Lives Matter Plaza, a couple of block from the White Home, the place a number of hundred anti-Trump demonstrators had gathered.
In a sample that stored repeating itself, these Trump supporters who approached the world have been harassed, doused with water and noticed their MAGA hats and pro-Trump flags snatched and burned, amid cheers. As night time fell, a number of police strains stored the 2 sides aside.
Movies posted on social media confirmed some demonstrators and counterdemonstrators buying and selling shoves, punches and slaps. A person with a bullhorn yelling “Get out of right here!” was shoved and pushed to the road by a person who was then surrounded by a number of individuals and shoved and punched till he fell face first into the road. Bloody and dazed, he was picked up and walked to a police officer.
The Related Press contributed to this report.