For the president’s supporters, that’s the Proud Boys.
Obviously, BLM marchers had this problem. Legitimate political protests became an excuse for unvarnished looting in several cities around the nation. During one of the early demonstrations, supposed social justice warriors decided that the big glass windows of my organization’s building should be used for target practice. Apparently these jerks thought a march was a good excuse for engaging in pointless vandalism.
Unsurprisingly, that didn’t leave me with a very high opinion of the protesters. How could I take their professed concerns seriously if they would destroy for no reason other than destruction’s sake? Ironically, my institute had done work on the problem of police accountability.
Now the problem is with the other side. Opinions of the Washington, D.C., Jericho March vary. It struck me as bizarrely cultish, but some serious political activists and religious believers still turned out. As well as the Proud Boys.
I didn’t have a very high opinion of them before the event, given their obvious penchant for violence and apparent affinity for white supremacy. They failed to meet even my low standard, however. They attacked two historic black churches, ripped down BLM signs, and burned them.