What 'Blue Lives Matter' was always about

Far-right terrorists murdered a police officer while trying to overthrow democracy

The Capitol building.
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Over the weekend, more and more details have come out about the attempted putsch at the Capitol building last Wednesday, each more alarming than the last. It turns out the mob very nearly made it into the Senate chamber before the members had been evacuated, and was one hastily-assembled barricade away from smashing into the House chamber. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Vice President Pence were in much more serious danger than it initially seemed — particularly Pence, because President Trump encouraged the mob to attack him as they were storming the Capitol.

The violence against the police was also considerably worse than the first round of coverage tended to portray. Many officers were injured, one died, and one has since committed suicide. That such violence against cops was committed by supposed supporters of law enforcement, many waving Blue Lives Matter flags, reveals what the far right's attitude towards the police really is. They support police officers if and only if they use their power to attack the left while allowing the right to violate the law with impunity.

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