A (relatively short) thread:
They had a whole list of complaints.
They wanted criminal justice reform.
They were tired of being overpoliced.
Their voting rights were being suppressed.
They wanted reparations.
The shooting of an unarmed black man had started a riot
They went downtown, found some rope and toppled a statue that represented the symbol of their oppression.
Who were these people?
Isaac Sears was a thug. He was always starting shit. He hated the police with all his heart and was always fucking with them. Sears was essentially a gang leader.
So, the mob of "protesters" who decided to topple that statue was mostly composed of Sears' gang members. They always did shit like that.
Now Sears didn't organize the rally that started all of this. His gang just infiltrated the mob and started the rioting.
First they beheaded the statue.
They made 42,088 bullets out of the statue.
If you still think toppling statues is unpatriotic and against American values, you should know 1 more thing:
To be fair, they didn't topple the statue by themselves. The guys who actually brought the rope were colonial soldiers. But u gotta understand...
One man orchestrated this protest. He didn't tell them to tear down the statue, but it was his fault for instigating that anger
Well, he got those bullets.
And that's why the very first Americans toppled a statue of King George III on July 9, 1776 after George Washington organizedthe 1st public reading of a famous poem
I even know some of it by heart: