I saw dozens of cops at the event yesterday. Cops on motorcycles, who stood stoicly as Black protesters screamed "fuck the police". Cops holding traffic at intersections. There was no violence in those cases.
The violence started when the cops *drove vehicles through crowds*.
If you read only one thing on the #BostonProtests today, read this thread by my friend and colleague Chris.
Chris was there. He saw with his own eyes as the @BostonPolice@twitter.com were the ones who INITIATED the violence in at least a section of the protests on Sunday night. :(
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