• Battle Over Columbus Statue Turns Into Military-Style Attack on Chicago PD

    Surge Summary: An organized, military-style attack on police occurred earlier this week in front of a statue of Christopher Columbus in Chicago. Officers were injured – but mainstream national media outlets seem uninterested in alerting the general public to this outrage.

    by Gary Bauer

    Often when the word “battle” is used in politics, it’s not meant to be taken literally but as a metaphor for the intense debate between conservatives and progressives. But more and more, the struggle between those who love America and those who want to tear it down, root and branch, resembles an actual military conflict.

    That’s because the left is increasingly willing to take up arms against anything they oppose — the police, monuments to America’s founding, Donald Trump, etc.

    Here’s the latest example. Chicago police on Monday showed footage of an organized riot at a monument to Christopher Columbus near Grant Park. The video shows rioters armed with weapons attacking police. But these weren’t anarchists randomly attacking whoever they could get their hands on. This was an extremely well-organized riot that had the hallmarks of a military operation.

    The video shows hundreds of protestors proceeding behind banners held up by metal piping with slogans such as “Black Lives Matter” and “Defund the Police.”

    Once the protestors got to Grant Park, the banners were held up to shield the group behind them, who opened umbrellas, changed into all-black clothing and began handing out rocks, frozen cans and frozen water bottles among the mob.

    The rioters then moved toward the statue in what the police superintendent later described as “a platoon-like fashion.” The rioters attacked the cops for 30 minutes with the metal piping and the projectiles. They restocked the rioters from shopping carts throughout the attack. Some 49 officers suffered injuries, including one who suffered an eye injury when he was hit by an incendiary device.

    This was, in effect, a military operation. The tragedy here is that most Americans will never learn about this incident. They wouldn’t have heard about it in any of the mainstream national media outlets. Kudos to Breitbart for bringing it to the public’s attention.

    This is one more indication that the forces rioting in cities across the nation are much more dangerous than they are being portrayed.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Screen shot: https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-police-video-ambush-grant-park-columbus-statue

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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