Tuesday, June 2, 2020
While a majority of those demonstrators have marched peacefully, violence has flared from Seattle and Santa Monica, Calif., to Atlanta and Miami, where vandals have smashed police cars, looted shops and torched vehicles and businesses with seeming indiscrimination. In Washington, D.C., on Sunday night, some sought to burn a historic church.ADVERTISEMENT
The violence has consumed much of the media coverage, as images of burning streets and masked demonstrators clashing fiercely with law enforcers have dominated cable news. And it’s prompted plenty of speculation that outside groups — left and right — have seized on a tragedy to push a political agenda largely divorced from the issues of racial inequality and police brutality that Floyd’s death has thrust into the national spotlight.
I would think it's a matter a few tens of millions artfully placed. Any number of foreign actors could be involved without putting themselves out much. The Soviets were pretty skilled at this sort of thing in Europe back in the day. It's old school stuff.