The Star Tribune said that they were “unruly”. I thought they looked like the old brown shirts. Kicking and spitting on people, punching an old man and a woman. I’m sure that the Trump supporters that were attacked in Minneapolis thought the folks attacking them were a bit more than unruly but it is all in the eye of the beholder I guess. When I see well dressed families being attacked by hooligans with bandanas over their faces I think of robbery but that is my perspective.
I wonder what descriptor the Star Tribune would have used if a bunch of well dressed, well coifed, middle aged folks would have punched and kicked and spat on some of those “occupy types”. Armageddon like language would have been used no doubt. Unruly would have changed to thug like.
We should not be too surprised I guess. A city council that spends an inordinate amount of time worrying about bicycle paths has let much of downtown Minneapolis turn into a danger zone. Going out at night for supper can be hazardous to your health so why should a Trump Rally be any different?