Forget for a moment that Antifa is just an idea and pretend it’s a real thing that helped Portland, Oregon, ring in the new year with a riot that was a “pre-announced night of violence.” Even Mayor Ted Wheeler, Antifa’s biggest enabler, called for more to be done in a New Year’s press conference after efforts to de-escalate and compromise with Antifa have failed to yield results.
On the heels of that riot, Axios is noting that President Trump has encouraged supporters to attend a big protest rally at the inauguration and concluding that Washington, D.C., is poised to become a hotbed for violent protests between “far-right extremists” and “counter-protesters.”
Experts are warning that D.C. is becoming a battleground for violent confrontations between far-right extremists and counter-protesters. https://t.co/46GXuZuDXy
— Axios (@axios) January 2, 2021
Huh. The last time we remember Trump supporters gathering in Washington for the “Million MAGA March” in November, those “counter-protesters” were assaulting them during the day and then harassing them as they went back to their hotels, shining lasers into hotel windows and chucking fireworks into outdoor cafés where they were dining.
— RaichuRocks (@RaichuRocks99) January 2, 2021
They’re not “counter-protestors”…
— Aaron (@AVonGauss) January 2, 2021
— Brady (@bradynichols85) January 2, 2021
Patriots and far-left extremists. I fixed it
— Maltese Dad (@rsho) January 2, 2021
So you’ll say far-right extremists, but won’t acknowledge the far-left. Just calling them counter protesters instead? Got it.
— Suzie 🇺🇸 (@SuzieDanica) January 2, 2021
Yeah, I noticed that too. And I don't think the business owners fear the "far-right extremists."
— Lillia Gajewski (@ndlily75) January 2, 2021
“Counter protesters” we’re still doing this………
— New England Shit Poster, M.Ed🇺🇸 (@BobQuarantine) January 2, 2021
Fun fact: it was the "counter-protesters" who, last year, burned, looted, rioted and even murdered in several US cities for months.
Axios = Pravda
— Master Bear, Doctor, Anti-pants Lobbyist. (@Bearocalypse) January 2, 2021
— GeoStrategy USA (@GeoStrategyUSA) January 2, 2021
Axios coming out the gates strong for the "most disingenuous head line of 2021" haha counter protesters haha
— CC (@VCC702) January 2, 2021
just say far left
— peter ursa (@PeterUrsa) January 2, 2021
Ted Wheeler called them by name so can you. This headline sounds good in theory. But in the real world.
— jakkals (@MornevanderBerg) January 2, 2021
“Far-left” is not in AP Stylebook or what?
— Dimitri Lotovski (@DimitriCBS46) January 2, 2021
Very dishonest headline. Again do these people forget we have the internet? At this point who do they think they are fooling?
— Dr. President Elect Bob 🎩🍏 (@bobbawatson) January 2, 2021
This is propaganda.
— I'm A Doctor (JD), Too! (@jamesseegs) January 2, 2021
DC hasn’t been boarded up for weeks bc of the far right…. they did it for protection against the far left. US media is garbage
— RedStateAbroad 🇺🇸🇨🇭 (@RedStateAbroad) January 2, 2021
“Far-right extremists and counter-protesters” is a completely dishonest framing of the situation.
— Edward Suarez (@EdwardMSuarez) January 2, 2021
This is such dishonest framing.
— Bodhisattva (@BenjaminERogers) January 2, 2021
"Experts are warning that D.C. is becoming a battleground for violent confrontations between protesters and far-left extremists."
— J (@noonegvesashit) January 2, 2021
If you had any nuance or intelligence (aka, were not spinning a narrative) you'd start with who was breaking the law, and who was adhering to the law in their protest.
— Fellowtradr (@Fellowtradr) January 2, 2021
What a trash headline.
— MearaJM (@MillennialOther) January 2, 2021
Cities across the country did not board up in November for fear of "far-right extremists". The destruction & looting by #Antifa and #BLM were not "peaceful protests". If violent leftists attack those exercising their right to peaceably assemble, they are not "counter-protestors". pic.twitter.com/eL1XElaoH1
— ０６ＪＡＮ２１ (@hootiger4) January 2, 2021
Just a note that Antifa is not obligated to show up at every gathering of Trump supporters so they can fulfill their mission statement of “punching Nazis.” If there’s any violence, it’s because they showed up in search of violence.
After attacking them earlier in the streets, Antifa and BLM now harassing Trump supporters at restaurants and hotels in DC https://t.co/QazM3jeyjk
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 15, 2020