ABC, CBS: ‘Mostly Peaceful’ May Day Protests ‘Marred’ by ‘Small Pockets of Violence’


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<p>On Tuesday, ABC&rsquo;s <em>Good Morning America</em> and <em>CBS This Morning</em> covered the violence at left-wing May Day protests on Monday, but then absurdly tried to claim the demonstrations were &ldquo;mostly peaceful&rdquo; efforts to oppose &ldquo;the Trump administration&rsquo;s immigration and labor policies.&rdquo; All three networks also avoided labeling the rioters as liberal.</p>

<p><em>GMA</em> co-host George Stephanopoulos told viewers: &ldquo;We&rsquo;re going to turn now to those May Day protests that turned violent both here at home and around the world, with 25 arrested in Portland, police set on fire in Paris.&rdquo; Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas lamented: <strong>&ldquo;Those mostly peaceful protests involving thousands across the country on May Day turned violent in the northwest</strong>, with what police called a riot in Portland, Oregon and nine officers injured in downtown Olympia, Washington.&rdquo;</p>

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