There’s counter-protesters, and then there’s those who use violence to make their point. Two sitting members of Congress, who are also members of the unoriginally named “Squad,” have put their full support behind the latter half of the “protesters” mentioned above.
Both socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) put their support behind a fundraising campaign that procures funds for “activists” who got arrested “counter-protesting” a satirical “Straight Pride Parade” in Boston over the weekend.
The parade’s Grand Marshall was openly gay provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. That’s how serious the people putting the parade on were about their "straight pride." But, of course, there were counter-protesters who didn’t get the joke and resorted to violence, because they don’t know any other way to get things done than to be authoritarians.
Andy Ngo, a journalist who covers protests all over the country, posted a list of “individuals from Saturday’s antifa counter-protest” that were arrested by the Boston Police Department (BPD):
Boston PD has released log of arrested individuals from Saturday’s antifa counter-protest against the Straight Pride. They face an array of charges including battery of officers & assault using a dangerous weapon. Congresswomen AOC & A. Pressley expressed support for protesters. pic.twitter.com/OXAiIk2aWK— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) September 2, 2019
The Boston Herald reported that “four police” were injured and 36 arrests were made during the “counter-protests,” which is exactly the number that Ngo reported were made in the list above.
Never ones to let an act of “activism” go to waste, both Pressley and Ocasio-Cortez publicly tweeted their support for the violent protesters, a move that coincides with the fact that either one of them has yet to condemn the actions of the domestic terrorist group Antifa.
They attempt to steer supporters and “comrades” to crowdfunding campaign on FundRazr that is aimed to “cover any legal fees, as well as supplies for jail support (rides home, food changes of clothing, etc).” The picture that accompanies the campaign is that of a socialist fist in rainbow colors, perceivably representing the LGBT community. The campaign's goal was to raise $15,000, which it surpassed by raising almost $25,000.
Here’s the congresswomen’s tweets:
Join me right now in making a contribution. TY to the allies & accomplices who stood in the gap & laid their bodies on the line today in affront #LGBT hate march. To everyone feeling unseen & vulnerable today...we got you. Equitable outrage. Our destinies & freedoms are tied. https://t.co/xwHQDX7UG2— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) August 31, 2019
One way to support the local LGBTQ community impacted by Boston’s white supremacist parade?— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 1, 2019
Contribute to the Bail Fund for the activists who put themselves on the line protecting the Boston community:https://t.co/z2NRSqHMve
(Any $ left over goes to @MassBailFund+@Boston_GLASS) https://t.co/G9xhIda6sF
One thing we can take away from this is that Ocasio-Cortez labels anyone or thing that doesn’t fall in lockstep with her authoritarian ideology as being “white supremacist” or racist, depending on the day.
The far-left no longer wants to peacefully allow their opposition the right to protest without fear of persecution. They seem to now openly support violence against anyone they disagree with.
H/T: Washington Times