journalists from all over the world are using the riot cops as the backdrop for their spots. it feels deeply performative on the part of the police. security theater.
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jared taylor wasn’t the only famous racist here today
braynard apparently added propagandists from the white nationalist site VDARE to the justice for j6 rally’s press list.
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things are progressing normally
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the guy in the raccoon hat says he isn’t a trump fan, it’s just that he did vote for him, he does think trump won, and that the election was stolen.
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“you’re no better than the pharisees!” a woman says, walking way from a disagreement about whether BLM is a marxist terrorist organization, after the woman making that claim dropped to her knees in prayer rather than defend the statement.
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a whole crop of journalists filing their stories in the shade
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vincent fusca, the man some qanon believers believe is secretly JFK jr, is deep in conversation with a look ahead america event organizer
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police are starting to move out some of the countless dump trucks used as barricades around the event
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i admit i desperately want to know what the LAA lady and jfk jr have been talking about for so long
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these horses are having a meeting
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last time i walked up the national mall, it was eerily empty, but for the steady stream of people heading toward the capitol, many of whom would go on to break into the building. today it’s just tourists and food trucks & i’m getting some lamb gyro.

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something to think about, perhaps, is how much of police behavior is decided based on PR, optics, and overtime scamming rather than actual threat assessment and investigative work ahead of time or during an event.
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i guess he’s counting all the cameramen because there were not 500 attendees at that rally
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Replying to @socialistdogmom
I mean you gotta get Ethiopian before you leave too.
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oh god i love ethiopian food and we have none in charlottesville.
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This is such a powerful metaphor for the whole event
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Oh my god being a burger truck in conservative areas must be great business
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damn i wake up late and it's all wrapping up :(
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Then come to the counter protest 🙏🏾
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walking over now 😎
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