Monday, July 27, 2020
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! INSIDER: KANSAS CITY MSM MUST STOP DESCRIBING PROTESTS AS 'NON-VIOLENT' DESPITE REPEATED EVIDENCE OF LOCAL DESTRUCTION!!!
A word from a drunken barfly in Westport who witnessed a recent altercation betwixt protesters and other drunken Westport denizens . . .
"So, I guess the media isn't reporting the fight at Westport this weekend. Too bad, there were punches thrown in the parking lot near Kelly's and I thought it was going to get worse but it was broken up quickly. What I noticed is that these protesters don't have anything in common with the civil rights movement. This isn't a protest about faith or equality. It's just a power struggle. The protesters are angry, cussing and ready to brawl. At least that's what I've seen. And yeah, the mayor is right, most of them are white. Really eye opening to watch how the protests have been misrepresented. They came off like bullies in Westport and the crowd was mostly disinterested. They didn't accomplish much and were repeatedly told to go home by my fellow KC drinkers. Too bad. I'm basically on their side but as the protests drag on it's clear they're getting frustrated. Too bad, we need activists in KC but not people out there looking for a fight . . ."
And with that a few TKC readers have consistently reminded us:
A recent downtown demonstration initially described as "peaceful" until reports of vandalism and slamming a cop's hand in a door were revealed.
The first major protests in Wesport this Summer were described as peaceful despite arson in the middle of the street and windows smashed at Kelly's.
In the Spring, protesters on the Plaza said they were "mostly peaceful" but 20 officers were injured and one cop had his liver lacerated.
And of course, this weekend in Overland Park a protester for "racial justice" is accused of battery against an officer.
We asked a protest insider about this and the response was terse but still informative . . .
"We have a right to defend ourselves just like anyone else. A lot of these incidents are exaggerated and the reports are one sided. Police and many others have provoked protesters repeatedly and attempt to deny our first amendment rights. If you look at the bigger picture, violence against the protesters is much more widespread."
And so, there's a legit debate to be had on the "narrative" of recent conflict at demonstrations but as the campaign season moves forward, let's not deny the fact that violence on "many sides" is a major part of nearly all recent Kansas City protests.
Developing . . .