The MAGA right talks about Black Lives Matter as if it’s some sort of equivalency for 1/6.

These talking points have a way of spreading. Let’s correct them every single time.

📚Researchers at Harvard gathered statistics from 7,305 BLM events.

Here’s what they found:
👉🏼The overall levels of violence and property destruction were low.

👉🏼Most of the violence that did take place was, in fact, directed against the BLM protesters.

👉🏼Police made arrests in 5% of the protest events, with over 8,500 reported arrests (or possibly more).
👉🏼 Police used tear gas or related chemical substances in 2.5% of these events.

👉🏼Protesters or bystanders were reported injured in 1.6 percent of the protests.
👉🏼 In total, at least three Black Lives Matter protesters and one other person were killed while protesting in Omaha, Austin and Kenosha, Wis.

👉🏼1 antifa protester killed 1 far-right group member in Portland, Ore.; law enforcement killed the alleged assailant several days later.
👉🏼 Police were reported injured in 1% of the protests. A law enforcement officer killed in California was allegedly shot by supporters of the far-right “boogaloo” movement, not anti-racism protesters.
👉🏼According to the data, 96.3% of events involved no property damage or police injuries, and in 97.7% of events, no injuries were reported among participants, bystanders or police.

Anyone who describes the BLM protests as riots wasn’t there, and they are making a false claim.
The reasons they do this:

A. To obfuscate and make themselves feel better about backing violent, anti-American, insurrectionists.

B. To diminish the human empathy and we feel when we see a fellow citizen, someone’s family, killed by police who are sworn to protect us.
C. To make themselves feel better about supporting a corrupt system that perpetuates white supremacy.


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