The First Amendment grants “the right of the people peaceably to assemble.” But that’s not what happened in Richmond, Va., Wednesday night.
NBC reporter Mike Valerio said he was attacked by an anti-Donald Trump protester who screamed, “You created this, you understand that?!”
— Mike Valerio (@MikeNBC12) November 10, 2016
Other “protesters” vandalized the Republican headquarters:
During the protests, the Republican headquarters in downtown Richmond was vandalized, with windows smashed after someone threw a pumpkin at the door. The doorbell was also broken, and graffiti was painted on the building.
While others sat in the middle of a highway:
Protesters marched onto Interstate 95 around 10 p.m., blocking southbound traffic. Police had removed all the protesters and reopened the lanes by 10:30 p.m.
More protesters blocked off I-195 later in the evening. Police say the protesters sat down on the interstate and refused to move.
According to Richmond Police, 10 protesters were arrested and charged with unlawful assembly and for being pedestrians on an interstate. All of the protesters arrested were between the ages of 20 to 26. Traffic was back open by 12:15 a.m.
And then there’s this:
Protestors in LA saying people have to die to make changes in this world. wow just wow
— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) November 10, 2016
These aren’t protesters. These are idiots who hijacked democracy to demonstrate their intolerance.
Photo: Mike Valerio/Twitter