I saw a couple of interesting things as I switched around on livestreams last night. The first happened in Dallas.
About an hour after the pigs ran away, they moved back into this area with tear gas, pushing the protest a couple of blocks down the street. Dallas police eventually moved adjacent to a parking lot where rioters were attempting to burn a police car. Suddenly, about a dozen armed white militia appeared and took defensive positions around the perimeter, and allowed the rioters to escape. The cameraman panned around as he was running and the militia had AR-15 rifles trained on the police, covering the exit.
The Dallas riot ended not due to direct police interference, but because there was a mixed race couple attempting to start fistfights and attacking other protestors. There was also a group of African-American Christian guys who were running around interfering with the protest, citing the New Testament. This is all coherent with COINTELPRO doctrine. The pigs will often pay people to cause internal problems, in order to break up the revolutionary solidarity of a countercultural group.
I then switched to this guy’s great Minneapolis livestream…
When I joined the narrator was interviewing an African American guy who was complaining about a group of “hostile white dudes,” who were “not from Minnesota.” He described them as “burning everything” but were not part of the protest. The cameraman indicated that they had intimidated him also, and that he didn’t want to mess with them. He caught them as they moved, in military formation, from building to building, methodically burning everything in their path. At one point, the cameraman expressed fear that they were going to burn an occupied building where senior citizens and disabled people were sheltering. (They didn’t.)
Every time the cameraman met someone new, they described being frightened of the white guerrillas who were fighting the cops and the MN national guard.
“These white people don’t fuck around… I knew lots of people in prison, and I know these type of people… You don’t fuck with them… I am gonna mind my business…”
This marks a very significant departure from the historical narrative of previous riots. These were not “antifa” troublemakers. They were regular, working class White folks, who acted as though they had military training, moving against the pigs in a deliberate and organized fashion.
Remember the white militia who got fucked over during the quarantine? They’re still pissed off, and now they’re coordinating with Black Lives Matter.
2020 is not a good year to be a police officer.