Mayor Says Riots Started by “Undercover White Supremacists” Masquerading as BLM Supporters
By Tauren Dyson. The mayor of Richmond, Virginia, has blamed undercover white supremacists for the riots during Black Lives Matter protests this weekend.
On Sunday, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney claimed white supremacists had marched “under the banner of Black Lives Matter” during the protests and inflamed the situation until it became a riot.
“Last night, that [violence] reared its ugly head right here in the City of Richmond … We saw some violent actions, violent protests, spearheaded by white supremacists. And frankly, it was disgusting. Disgusting. As they held plywood shields that read, ‘BLM,’ these folks toured areas of damage downtown, The Fan, breaking windows, tagging private property with hateful language,” Stoney said during a press conference, according to News 6.
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Molotov Cocktails Thrown at Federal Court
By Breitbart. Protests descended into violent chaos yet again in Portland over the weekend, as protesters targeted the federal courthouse and reportedly hurled Molotov cocktails toward federal officers.
Chaos erupted in the city again late Sunday into early Monday morning as protesters attempted to breach the fence of the federal courthouse, hurling “mortar-style fireworks over the fence.”A group also lit what the Portland Police described as a “large fire in Lownsdale Square Park”:
On July 27, 2020 at about 12:59 a.m. somebody started a fire just inside the fence along SW 3rd Avenue. The fire started quickly, grew into large flames on the sidewalk, and was out within about a minute. Following that, dozens of people approached the outside of the fence with shields and began throwing objects over it.
Footage from the protests show demonstrators throwing what appear to be Molotov cocktails toward federal officers:
BREAKING: rioters throw what appeared to be a Molotov cocktail at federal agents dispersing crowds pic.twitter.com/67hJvnYEB5
— ELIJAH RIOT (@ElijahSchaffer) July 27, 2020
Antifa rioters are throwing Molotov cocktails toward federal officers at the courthouse. Earlier in the day, police found a cache of ready-made incendiary devices and fully loaded magazines. Video by @livesmattershow. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/KFPyahZ8Er
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 27, 2020
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 27, 2020
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Seattle Mayor: Trump Doing ‘Dry Run for Martial Law’ and Is ‘Responsible’ for Riots in City – Best Way to Have Peace Is ‘Bring More Justice’
By Breitbart. On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) stated that President Trump’s actions “were responsible for what happened this weekend” in Seattle and “we are seeing the dry run for martial law.” Durkan also stated that the best way to bring peace to the city “is to bring more justice to the systems.”
Durkan said, “We don’t need the help that the president’s offering, and, in fact, I think the president’s actions have directly escalated and were responsible for what happened this weekend. Many people who were interviewed by media said they came to the protest because of what’s happening in Portland. The protest itself was billed as something in solidarity with Portland. And so, we are — today, I requested the Department of Homeland Security — since there was no actions directed against the federal properties here — to ask them to remove the standby team that they have.” (Read more from “Seattle Mayor: Trump Doing ‘Dry Run for Martial Law’ and Is ‘Responsible’ for Riots in City – Best Way to Have Peace Is ‘Bring More Justice’” HERE)
59 Cops Injured in Seattle
By Brian Trusdell. Fifty-nine police officers were injured during weekend riots in Seattle, the department reported, including abrasions, bruises, burns and a torn knee ligament with one hospitalization.
The Seattle Police Department blotter posted images of some of the injuries and wounds and included four body-cam videos stitched together, three of which showed explosives being thrown and detonating amid the cops and a fourth which showed a wooden plank hurled into the officers from a throng of retreating rioters.
“Officers are recovering from protests yesterday where they were struck with explosives, rocks, bottles, and wood,” the post said Saturday’s mayhem. (Read more HERE)