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While taking part in a march of Antifa terrorists through the streets of the Adams Morgan neighborhood in Washington, D.C., Alex Marquardt tried to spin their chaos and violence for CNN Tonight host Don Lemon. “Until now, I'm not going to say it's been peaceful but it hasn't quite been violent,” he suggested as he admitted that police had dawned riot gear.
The march was in response to a Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to charge Louisville police officers in the death of Breonna Taylor. So, of course, Marquardt’s goal was to make D.C. Metro Police look to be the aggressors because they had put on riot gear. And he did that while batting an Antifa member’s umbrella out of his face:
Well – [bats umbrella out of his face] – Don, we’ve been marching with these protesters from the White House for about an hour. And I’ve got to tell you, just since you got in the air in the last few moments, this has taken a turn for a much more violent march. And I just want Adelfo [the cameraman] to turn around here. This is the line of riot police. Until now, we have not seen police in this kind of gear. And that has really indicated that there has been a significant escalation. In just the last few moments.
“It's unclear what prompted this police response. Until now, I'm not going to say it's been peaceful but it hasn't quite been violent,” Marquardt proclaimed as he led the camera pass an outdoor dining area with flipped over tables and chairs and terrified patrons.