Twitchy readers on Saturday might already have heard about the police asking protesters in #Boston not to throw urine, or bottles, or rocks at police officers. That wasn&8217;t even the first report of agitators clashing with police in the streets of Boston: a video capture from MSNBC at 1:37 p.m. Eastern shows an aerial view of some of the mayhem.
Unfortunately, violence against police at a &8220;far-right&8221; rally that drew about 10 people and tens of thousands of counter-protesters doesn&8217;t really fit the narrative. Reporters on the ground were having a pretty nice day, but after police started tweeting about being the target of #urine bombs, the hard work of restoring the narrative kicked in.
Many in the crowd did not seem fond of the police, but to characterize the entire rally this way is incorrect. It was peaceful. https://t.co/FVx0a8NbIq
— Blake Montgomery (@blakersdozen) August 19, 2017
"Did not seem fond" Boston Police asked them to stop throwing bottles and urine at officers. https://t.co/swU03fJDaJ
— Mat (@sunnyright) August 19, 2017
The police did ask nicely.
— Boston Herald (@bostonherald) August 19, 2017
Yes, but that was only a small, practically infinitesimal number of protesters … almost as small a percentage as that occupied by white supremacists among the American population at large. Best to fall back on the &8220;#mostly peaceful&8221; angle.
40,000 people protested in Boston today. 99% of people were there for the right reasons to fight bigotry & hate -Boston Police Commissioner
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) August 19, 2017
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