Throughout last week, rallies organized by left-wing activists were held around the country in what the mainstream media benignly referred to as “anti-racism” protests. These “counter-protesters” were standing up to neo-Nazis and white supremacists, you may have been told.
What you likely weren’t told is these “counter-protesters” had neat slogans like: “Cops and Klan, hand in hand,” or “Oink oink, bang bang.”
Do those sound like the chants of anti-racist protesters? No. Those are the chants of radical anti-cop leftists, and they were chanted in several cities around the country.
In Durham, North Carolina, where the statue of a Confederate soldier was toppled by a mob, the woman who climbed on top of the statue was seen standing with a group waving the anti-cop slogan:
Those signs? They’re made by the Worker’s World Party, an explicitly Marxist organization that has stated that “workers and oppressed people must form their own organizations of self-defense and struggle, independent from the police and other organs of capitalist state repression.” They were present at Charlottesville, Va., where Alt-“Right” and Antifa clashed and the anti-cop rhetoric spread by their group was heard throughout the nation.
In Dallas, Texas:
Rhetoric has turned violent. Plenty of talk of killing nazis. "Cops and Klan go hand in hand" chant just started.— Tristan Hallman (@TristanHallman) August 20, 2017
Chang seen here. pic.twitter.com/yFYSKKQaP9— Tristan Hallman (@TristanHallman) August 20, 2017
In Kansas City, Missouri:
In Memphis, Tennessee:
Chanting such slogans as "Protect the people, not the statue" and "Cops and the Klan go hand-in-hand," protesters... https://t.co/4CrVgus4rf— The Jackson Sun (@JSunNews) August 19, 2017
In Boston, Massachusetts:
In Seattle, Washington:
In Baltimore, Maryland:
Marchers are now headed up St. Paul toward 32nd, chanting "Trump, cops and the Ku Klux Klan — all of them go hand-in-hand!" pic.twitter.com/sHFNO7UIg5— Colin Campbell (@cmcampbell6) August 13, 2017
In Chicago, Illinois:
The violent, anti-police sentiments of these ultra-left groups is disturbing, to say the least. Disturbing, but not surprising. Antifa, after all, is a far-left cause that promotes anarchy and communism. To achieve their goals, they must overthrow the civil society — and that means they must oppose law enforcement.
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Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
Hint: They have NOTHING outside of manufactured rage.