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originally posted by: JBurns
a reply to: bastion
A good reminder
It is absolute BS that Trump voters can't hold their own rallies without violent thugs showing up to pick a fight.
I completely agree with that. There's no excuse for the targetting of people attending rallies and trying to intimidate or provoke them. In the clips I've seen protesters/rioters have made no attempt to have civil, open discussion with attendees, it's just shouting and screaming at them in an attempt to scare them away from the rally and the voting booth which is very close to early Italian facism.
In the UK that's highly illegal electoral interference and a direct attempt to undermine democracy, anyone attempting it goes directly to jail.
Police don't seem to be doing their job, likely because of the calls to defund them or dismantle them completely but when electoral rallies which are a key part of the democratic process are held, it's vital that attendees are protected from anyone trying to deny them their right to go to a rally.