Chaos on State Street pic.twitter.com/PLxZ9TI4xL— Dylan Brogan (@telldylan) May 30, 2020
Yeah. Just watched a young white girl kick in a window at the game store on State Street (live on @nbc15_madison) & then pulled away by actual protestors: "You do that we all get blamed & some of us don't have the resources to get in trouble." #MadisonProtest— Emily Mills #BlackLivesMatter (@millbot) May 31, 2020
And it's not just in Madison that bad people from Wisconsin are using righteous protest as a shield to cause problems.
We caught these monkey ass white boys from Wisconsin looting on the Southside, had em face down in the grass calling themselves dumb and talking to mommy on the phone. Boy that kid’s mom drove here all the way from Wisconsin and verbally tore into his ass, pic.twitter.com/OFdQuCRwYa— Tall Paul (@TallPaul612) May 30, 2020
It's reminimiscent of the types of dopes who would wreck things during the Mifflin Street Block Party in the '90s and 2000s, most of whom weren't UW students. But I also know that my great city isn't going to let this stand, and sure enough, folks are already at work in repairing the damage.
The morning after peaceful #GeorgeFloyd rally in Madison got violent. Hundreds volunteering to clean up the damage pic.twitter.com/3Ft6vA58Wy— Jessica VanEgeren (@jvanegeren) May 31, 2020
The Downtown Emergency Relief Fund that was started last night by Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County has already raised more than $55,000. https://t.co/rqmiDe5F2j— Isthmus (@isthmus) May 31, 2020
Going ahead, keep your eyes and ears open, and be aware of people who seem to care more about causing trouble vs caring about our social and economic inequities. Especially if they look like these clowns.
Breaking stuff distracts from the destructive disparities and racism that got us into this mess, and the impunity that law enforcement and other powerful members of society are allowed to operate with. Don't let others have an excuse to avoid these issues.
I object to the VanEgren tweet: "The morning after peaceful #GeorgeFloyd rally in Madison got violent." The protest didn't get violent. Some people got violent because they thought they could get away with it by blaming those who were properly protesting police brutality.ReplyDelete
Valid point. It seems like 2 separate, barely-related events. And Madison Police had two entirely different responses in the late PM/evening vs earlier in the day.Delete
Seems like we need to know more about who did this and why it happened. Both in Madison, and nationwide.