Riots in Washington.

Washington unrest.

08-01-2021JIM LO SCALZO

The United States' stark racial inequality was on display after a mob of predominantly white supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol with ease on Wednesday then left with few immediate consequences, according to Washington residents, activists and politicians, including President-elect Joe Biden.


The rioters broke through barricades, smashed windows, snatched souvenirs and entered Congressional offices and chambers, some taking photographs with police.
Some carried trophies with them as they walked out.


The lack of security and limited police response, despite weeks of promotion of the pro-Trump protest that sparked the riot, was in sharp contrast to the largely peaceful Black Lives Matter protests in Washington six months ago.

"My mom said if you did this you'd be shot,»"Beatrice Mando, who works for the district and attended BLM protests last year. "She is right. There would be hundreds dead, if not more, had this group been Black."

In a speech on Thursday, Biden agreed there was a sharp contrast.

"No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they wouldn't have been treated very, very differently from the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol," he said.

The United States saw a summer of widespread demonstrations against racial injustice that began in May following the killing of George Floyd, a Black man who died as a Minneapolis police office knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.


In Washington, participants in those protests said their reception was very different.
"There were cops at every intersection in DC. There were cops at all the monuments, at the Capitol, in front of the White House,» said Abby Conejo, 29, who works at a small business in Washington.

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Mickey the Martian / Hace 5 months

Having just landed from Mars (with my neg PCR) I’m getting the next rocket back, you humans are just too crazy! That’s why Elon Musk is building his Starship. He wants off. And Trump wanted boots on the Moon (and Mars) too. He must have seen that Apollo astronaut thwack a golf ball into outer space on the moon back in the seventies and thought; “ I want a piece of that” Oh no! I think I’ve caught the Human Crazy Thoughts in Lockdown Disease. Must stop reading the comments in the MDB.

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Juan love / Hace 5 months

Those cops are trigger happy - Colour isn't important, (it just gets more media attention), and such irresponsibly phrased wording in your headline does nothing to help those with their ulterior motives.

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juan molinar / Hace 5 months

my post: juan moinar today, some minor typing errors occured, BUT if you read my post it will open your eyes especially if you loginto the brennan center.org-I strongy agree with RYAN. T another 4 years in office rump could haveAOSY JOE BIDEN coud go back home. used the near riot asan excuse to declare an state of emergency, then he would stay for another 4 yoars in office .

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juan molinar / Hace 5 months

here one very important post has little-opinion to do with the topic hereBUT neverthelass its mindbowing,,brennan center.org// anaysis-what the president Trump-could do-if-he decares-state-of-emergency-insurrection-act-of1807

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Mark Badoer / Hace 5 months

Ryan.........never mind. The moon is made of cheese too and the pope is jewish. You have been lied to. Maybe one day you find out yourself.

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Mark Badoer / Hace 5 months

James, the stupidity of your question/comparison is such, that I did not take it seriously. I wonder why the USA never had a native American as President.

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James / Hace 5 months

Mark Badoer, you forget yourself - I've still got my passport. And, I'm STILL waiting for my question to be answered.

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Ryan / Hace 5 months

Mark, I’m a proud US Citizen and Trump supporter living here in Mallorca. I’ve got a graduate degree a well known Ivy League school and served in the military. Your assessment of Trump supporters is way off base. Many prominent individuals that I work with also support Trump. As for racism, all we heard for months as we watched America burn to the ground by BLM Et al. was “they just want to be heard, sometimes you have to break a few eggs to make a cake, etc” - These Trump supporters love their country and over half of the US believes the election was stolen from them. They’re rightfully mad and feel abandoned by their Government. On top of that, the only one fighting for them was cheated out of a second term. Perhaps you should do some introspection, Mark.

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Rob / Hace 5 months

Maybe but when BLM and their supporters (under the pretext of protesting) were looting , burning vehicles , burning/trashing businesses, beating up business owners and stray members of the public , how many were shot ? , and not just one incident but multiple across many states. A protestor was shot dead yesterday and 3 other deaths

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Mark Badoer / Hace 5 months

James, your remark proves that you know nothing about the USA. Learn a little about the history of the USA and you work it out. Or maybe not actually.

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