On Monday morning, just hours removed from a weekend of violent protests all across the nation, Richmond, Virginia Police Chief William Smith described a particularly disturbing event.
Smith said, “One incident that is particularly poignant, that truly illustrates the seriousness of the issues we’re facing. Last night protesters intentionally set fire to an occupied building on Broad Street. This is not the only occupied building that has been set fire to in the last two days. But they prohibited us from getting on the scene. We had to force our way to make a clear path for the fire department. The protesters intercepted the fire apparatus several blocks away with vehicles and blocked that fire department’s access to the structure fire. Inside that home was a child.“
Chief Smith says last night protesters set fire to a few buildings, including a multi-family residence that was occupied by a child in the 300 block of West Broad Street.
As fire crews were arriving, Smith says protesters blocked the engine from reaching the fire.
These people are not protesters. They are animals. They are anarchists.
Here’s more riot madness, via Twitter…
Just happened: a protest in a car run over a group of cops in Buffalo NY…Some of them might be dead
— Yousef NH (@YousefNH2) June 2, 2020
Georgia National Guard chaplain of the 201st Regional Support Group, Captain Paul McCabe, pray with Soldiers after they patrolled streets during protests in Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/r2qViS8xxn
— GA National Guard (@GeorgiaGuard) June 2, 2020
FBI asks for tips and ‘digital media’ to ID people inciting violence during George Floyd protests https://t.co/fnbfk2el3u
— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) June 2, 2020
— FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) June 2, 2020
Rioters and looters are on the streets yet again causing chaos despite George Floyd’s family explicitly asking them to stop.
Are we still pretending this rampant criminality is a “protest” against police brutality?
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) June 2, 2020