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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:43 AM

Masked Protesters

Aside from the fact that it's too easy for a Trumpbot or klansman to put on an AntiFa mask, I have no interest whatsoever in protesting beside masked protestors, and my presumption is that when masked people engage in rioting during otherwise peaceful protests, their goal is to intentionally harm the underlying cause.

From CNN: Antifa have become more active in making themselves known at public rallies and within the progressive movement, said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. "What they're trying to do now is not only become prominent through violence at these high-profile rallies, but also to reach out through small meetings and through social networking to cultivate disenfranchised progressives who heretofore were peaceful," Levin said. http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/14/us/what-is-antifa-trnd/index.html

Here is an interesting post on why anarchists wear masks. https://www.anarchistaction.net/info-for-action/why-wear-a-mask/ It helped me to understand, somewhat, their reasoning, but it didn't change my position.

Both groups leaving me thinking "Get your own f*cking protest!"


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Response to PdxSean (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:36 AM

1. Since they have so much trouble with Antifa why doesn't security

refuse to let masked people in the protest? Or let it be known if you are masked you will be put in jail?

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:57 AM

2. Police announced that

Masked protesters at Berkley tonight would be arrested.

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Response to PdxSean (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 06:02 AM

3. They look really happy under their masks

 

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