After the George Floyd killing, there were mass protests across the nation. While there was some looting and unrest during these demonstrations, they were largely peaceful.
The anti-lockdown protests from the Right, however, were more dangerous. Men armed with rifles attempted to storm the Michigan statehouse this summer. And yesterday, men in Oregon, some armed with automatic weapons, tried to get int the Oregon statehouse. While talking about the altercation on Tuesday, Fox’s Sandra Smith explained that now violence is coming from the right.
After playing clips of the altercations, Smith said, “Oregon State Police arrested four people after a confrontation with anti-lockdown demonstrators who pushed their way into the state capitol building yesterday. Oregon police have had violent confrontations with left-wing groups. Now the violence is coming from the right.”
Correspondent Jonathan Hunt further described the scene. “”In Monday’s disturbances, groups of protesters — some of them armed — smashed windows and broke into the state capitol in Salem while politicians were debating COVID lockdowns and economic relief, “he said. “Troopers attempted to push the crowd back after some got inside. Some of the protesters were armed with handguns and rifles.”
Hunt continued, “The protest, with many taking part unmasked, was organized by the Washington-based right-wing group Patriot Prayer. So if law enforcement officials in Oregon thought they might get a break from protests post-election, it seems they were badly mistaken, only the political motivations of the protesters have actually changed.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the Fox News network:
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