CNN Refers to Riots in Milwaukee as “Protests”

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Anyone who has been watching the news out of Milwaukee for the past few days knows that what’s going on there is not a protest but that’s what CNN is choosing to call it.

See this report:

After deadly Milwaukee police shooting, protests intensify

For a second night, protests in Milwaukee over the police shooting of an armed African-American man turned violent as demonstrators fired shots and hurled objects, injuring at least two people early Monday, police said.

One victim was shot during the Monday unrest and rushed to a hospital in an armored vehicle. A police officer was injured and also taken to the hospital after a rock broke the windshield of a squad car, according to Milwaukee Police.

The death of Sylville Smith, 23, triggered unrest hours after his killing on Saturday as protesters torched six businesses, including a gas station, burned cars and threw rocks at officers. During the first night of protests, four officers were injured and 17 people were arrested, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said.

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Protests resumed Sunday and carried into early Monday morning as protesters began swarming a Milwaukee police station, blocking the street.

Later on, shots rang out in three different locations, all within close proximity, according to police. A squad car was pelted with bricks, rocks and glass bottles. Another car was also set aflame during Monday’s fracas.

So shots were being fired and cars were set on fire but this was a protest?

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Riot might be a more accurate word.


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