You would think that after decades of violence begetting violence, that Americans would catch on. In the 60s and 70s, it was black protestors. Violence. But since Trump was elected, it has been WHITE protestors that cause violence.
On August 12, 2017, Charlottsville, VA, Americans gathered to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from a downtown park. The objectors had a permit. The white protestors (ANTIFA) did not. To violently protest against another's free speech, they have to be labeled. In this instance, they were labeled Nazis or KKK or white supremacists. Now somehow the The Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center in Chattanooga thought being against taking a Civil War statue down was not free speech. It ended with a frustrated man driving his car into a group of cars, killing one girl and injured 19 others.
On September 14, 2017, President Trump spoke against the protestors, stating, the violence “Points to ‘pretty bad dudes’ among anti-fascist protesters,” which drew a mild rebuke from South Carolina’s Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate who met with Trump to discuss racial issues a day earlier.
In Columbus, Ohio, when the KKK wanted to speak, the police put up chain-link barriers, keeping speakers away from protesters. After a few years of no violence and less crowds, the KKK stopped coming.
Communists can speak and put on Peace Rallies in New York, but anti-communists (Nazis) are not allowed to. You would think some Americans would finally come to the conclusion that violence begets violence. Don't go to these rallies. Don't provide the oxygen for the fire. This isn't about protesting. It is about getting people hurt to make a point and that is that 'America is not safe and we need more HomeLand Security.'
If we want to label a group that turns violent, let's call them Liberals/Socialists/Communists/Democrat Hate Groups. They need a name also that identifies them. It should not be one sided. These violent protesters do not represent America.