There, they awaited the group of far-right protesters marching for “White civil rights.”
“White civil rights is not a thing!” several counter-protesters were heard shouting.
The protests punctuated a tense atmosphere, one year after the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
One counter-protester, D.C. native Kymone Freeman, told ThinkProgress that police have a habit of protecting white supremacists, while few in power condemn attacks against Black Lives Matter protesters.
“I wanted to see the spectacle of the police protecting white supremacists,” Freeman said. Pbs.org/newshour/nation/fbi-white-supremacists-in-law-enforcement”>2006 FBI report The FBI admitted that law enforcement on all levels had been infiltrated by white supremacists. “
“We’ve seen a lot of questionable police behavior since that time,” Freeman added.
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