And the NYT tells us the "left-wing, anarchist types" were "protesting" "the nationalist group, the Traditionalist Worker Party."
Videos posted on Twitter showed members of the nationalist group, the Traditionalist Worker Party, which had obtained a permit to demonstrate, brawling on the Capitol grounds with protesters who were dressed in black and concealed by face coverings....I'm wondering how this would have been reported if the left/right orientation were flipped. One group, with a permit, was engaging in expression and the other group, in scary matching garb and masks and wielding clubs, suddenly ran at them and unleashed violence on them. And in the news report, it's "people" all more or less doing the same thing.
In videos published online, people could be seen punching, kicking and swinging sticks at one another amid screams of “racists” and “Nazis.” At one point, police officers in riot gear intervened as several people kicked a person on the ground. At another, people dressed in black became physically confrontational with a news crew, ordering it to leave.