So this news of 2,000 violent protestors in Pittsburgh is plastered everywhere, and yet the media is still trying to tell you that only 60,000 people showed up for the PEACEFUL 9.12.09 March on Washington, D.C. What do your eyes tell you?
Anti-G20 protesters rampaged through the city centre of Pittsburgh tonight, smashing up shops and throwing rocks at police, as officers used tear gas and baton-charges in an attempt to bring them under control.
In riots which continued through the middle of the evening rush hour, about 300 protesters were reported to have remained from an initial crowd of 2,000 in Bloomfield, Pittsburgh’s Little Italy.
Frustrated in their attempts to reach the venue where world leaders are meeting, the crowd, many of whom wore face-masks and armed themselves with rocks, broke windows at fast-food restaurants, a BMW dealership and a bank in the area, about a mile from the fenced-off convention centre.
Police in body armour and armed with plastic shields threw pepper gas canisters and fired pellet-filled “beanbags” to disperse the protesters, charging in to make some arrests. Some reports also suggested that rubber bullets had been used.
Earlier, police dispersed the 2,000 people who had gathered during lunchtime for a march. “You must leave the immediate vicinity regardless of your purpose,” officers said, and warned that gas and other “non-lethal force” would be used.
The main clashes took place in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Protesters threw bottles and police responded by sending up to 10 canisters of tear gas into the crowd. The sharp smell of the gas irritated the eyes and throats of protesters, some of them vomiting as they ran.
Why does the left continue to believe that violence is the way to achieve their goals?
G-20 Protests (“Anarchy is fun”):
(BTW, the guys in black with their faces covered look just like the anarchists bused in from Portland, Oregon for the 1999 WTO Protests)
Or this video where a CNN reporter gets tear-gassed:
(See shocktroopers or anybody with their face covered?)