The following article, Flashback: Barr Says 750 Cops Were Injured In Floyd Protests, Media Complicit In ‘Big Lies’, was first published on Flag And Cross.
There were certainly a handful of peaceful protests around the nation to mourn the death of George Floyd. However, there were many, many violent eruptions around the nation, as well.
The mainstream media doesn’t want the uninformed to know about the latter bit of news, though.
AG Bill Barr wants to set the record straight.
Attorney General William Barr disputed many claims made by the mainstream media about last week’s riots during an interview on Sunday, saying that the media has been telling the American public “big lies” about what is going on at the allegedly peaceful protests, and that there have been “750 officers hurt in the last week.”
“On Monday, Lafayette Park was cleared of protesters,” CBS News host Margaret Brennan said. “The federal agents who were there report up to you. Did you think it was appropriate for them to use smoke bombs, tear gas, pepper balls, projectiles at what appeared to be peaceful protesters?”
“They were not peaceful protesters,” Barr said. “And that’s one of the big lies that the media seems to be perpetuating at this point.”
Here’s more protest randomness, for ya…
Over 30 Obama administration officials are due to testify in court over #ObamaGate.
In case you were wondering what these protests were distracting us from.
— Hotep Jesus (@HotepJesus) June 8, 2020
Murder charges have been filed against a 24-year-old man in the death of retired police captain David Dorn, who was found fatally shot outside a St. Louis pawn shop that was looted during protests last week. https://t.co/Dhdh7vROPz pic.twitter.com/GWPJ8oLM3t
— ABC News (@ABC) June 8, 2020
Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., says he's drafting a bill that would ban officers from hiding their names and agencies while policing public protests.
"How do you ever hold people accountable if you don't know what their name is?" he asks.https://t.co/MtzKU2piTW
— NPR (@NPR) June 8, 2020
Journalists across the U.S. covering anti-racism protests say they are being deliberately attacked by the police. pic.twitter.com/VqatEe832q
— AJ+ (@ajplus) June 8, 2020
House Democrats to unveil police reform bill amid nationwide protests https://t.co/1jbCXI2DGB
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 8, 2020
— Peter Morley (@morethanmySLE) June 8, 2020
U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney has marched in a protest against police mistreatment of minorities in the nation’s capital, making him the first Republican senator to do so. https://t.co/z0bmwBzd6K
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 8, 2020