It's a battle of legitimacy with a fascist state

Where [the Minneapolis police after the death of George Floyd] use force. it weakens them, because we're not really fighting over control of the street. I don't really care about that. It's cool to have a peaceful vigil there, but that's not really what it's about. 

It's a battle of legitimacy with a fascist state, where they're trying to gain legitimacy by casting the people who are against the police state as illegitimate, violent protesters. We're trying to demonstrate the inherent violence of the police state by goading them into an overreaction.

— David Pearlman


 

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