Today, those lessons are being learned again:
A large group of protesters at a rally to defund the police attempted to tear down the Columbus statue in the park. Fireworks were set off near the covered statue as hundreds gathered around. The rally took a violent turn with reports of some in the crowd fighting police.
A fair number of the crowd got bruises. I can’t feel sorry for them.
I think the cops showed a great deal of restraint.
This ain’t Portland.
And it would seem that the Media is a bit upset because their reporters embedded in the crowd did not get special treatment when told to “move Back” and were roughed up/ My heart bleeds.
Also, have you noticed that the Left is demonizing Christopher Columbus? AFAIK, he never set foot on the Continental US.
The only justification I see is that “5 Million slaves were transported from the Caribbean islands by 1700”. (Hint: the big trip by Columbus was 1492). I doubt if Chis C. was responsible.
Related: It seems that the Left is all up in arms about the “defacing” of a number of Black Lives Matter murals and other painted statements on public property….’Twould seem to me that they don’t like it when the other side plays by their rules….