A day before hundreds of thousands of women descended upon the streets of Washington D.C. to protest for rights they already have, so-called “anti-fascist” protestors took to the streets in protest of the inauguration, employing as many fascistic tactics as they could.
What was the game plan here?
> Destroy a city where only 4.1 percent of people voted for Trump?
> Overthrow capitalism
> Make Donald Trump somehow no longer president
The great irony too is that among the businesses they destroyed in their rebellion against “the system” (or maybe it’s “the man” they were protesting) were corporations which opposed Donald Trump.
Hopefully it was worth it – because it’s going to be carrying a prison sentence for some.As the Daily Mail reported: Most of the 230 rioters arrested after violent protests erupted in Washington D.C. following Donald Trump‘s inauguration will be charged with felony rioting, federal prosecutors said on Saturday. The charge carries a punishment of up to ten years in jail and a $25,000 fine.
Thousand of protesters launched a violent rampage just blocks away from the White House as anti-Trump demonstrators smashed store windows, set fire to cars and threw bricks at police. Militant anti-Trump protesters gave a foretaste of what could follow during the violent outbreaks, which has so far seen 217 people arrested and at least six police officers injured.
Here’s some photos of the riots:
Remember when Barack Obama became president and we all responded by setting fire to cities? Of course you don’t, because we all responded by going to work and getting on with our lives.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]