President Trump took a lot of flak for calling out both sides during the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. One person died and at least 19 others were injured as white supremacists and antifa groups clashed.
The sad part is, a young woman’s life was taken. Heather Heyers was killed because an idiot plowed his car through a crowd of people.
But where was the MSM at Heather Heyers funeral? Where was the MSM reporting about the antifa who showed up at this young lady’s funeral with bats, shields and firearms? Who shows up at a funeral with bats? Shouldn’t the MSM have reported THIS?!
Antifa, a collection of left-wing protesters, decided to crash the funeral of Heather Heyer, a white woman who died after a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of protesters during a white nationalist riot.
I guess they were too busy reporting on the ‘false narrative’ of the Russian-Trump story.
H/T Conservative Tribune:
At the funeral for Heather Heyers, the woman who was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of demonstrators Saturday, several of the so-called “antifa” thugs showed up armed, The Daily Caller reported.
The antifa protestors were outfitted with baseball bats, shields and firearms, claiming that there were there to protect the funeral because the police didn’t protect them on Saturday.
“Anti-fascist activists have just shown up outside the theater with baseball bats and purple shields,” wrote Taylor Lorenz, a reporter for The Hill, on Twitter.
Group now swarmed by reporters. Honestly dumb to roll up w/ bats to a memorial service & expect that that’s not what the media will focus on
“Anti-fascists say that they’re armed because the ‘police won’t protect the people,’” she wrote in a third tweet.
Anti-fascists say that they’re armed because the “police won’t protect the people”
We can’t confirm who these people were or what their motivation was, but Lorenz is a highly respected reporter (who actually was attacked by liberal protesters on Saturday) so she is most likely correct.
It is unclear exactly why these antifa protesters felt the need to be near the funeral with weapons. There were no active protests going on at the time, nor where there any fights breaking out.
While these people certainly had the right to be armed, what they did was very dumb. You don’t show up to a funeral armed to the teeth and expect people to believe that you are there to defend people — especially when there is no threat.
In a heartbreaking speech to those at the service, Mark Heyer, Heyer’s father, said “no father should have to do this.”
He further urged those in the audience to just “forgive each other” and “just love one another.”
“I think that’s what the Lord would want us to do,” Heyer’s father said.
The antifa showing up with bats at Heyer’s funeral is insane. tFor this news NOT be covered by the MSM is absurd! Of course after everything else that has gone on, it’s not surprising. Afterall, the MSM only believes those on the right are capable of extreme violence.
People really do need to wake up!
The next thing you know the MSM will be saying is that those who shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ are from the ‘Religion of Peace’…..oh, never mind….