Sheriff, prominent Trump backer says 'radical' anti-Trump protests 'must be quelled,' citing Constitution

David Clarke Jr. wants 'radical' anti-Trump protests 'quelled'
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On TV, at the Republican National Convention, and at rallies, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. has been one of Donald Trump's most forceful advocates during the presidential campaign. Now that Trump has won the presidency, thousands of people are protesting in the streets in cities across the U.S. — and in Los Angeles, they burned a piñata of Trump's head. Clarke had a message for them Thursday morning:

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In the graphic, under the words, "These temper tantrums from these radical anarchists must be quelled," Clarke is touting his fealty to the U.S. Constitution, which clearly gives citizens the right to protest their government. Same goes for his follow-up line, "There is no legitimate reason to protest the will of the people" — especially since Hillary Clinton got some 250,000 more votes than Trump (and counting).

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