Nina Parker & Justin Sylvester Contrast Capitol Riots & BLM Protests
Washington D.C. descended into chaos on Wednesday, Jan. 6 when a mob of President Donald Trump‘s supporters swarmed the U.S. Capitol.
The state viewed as rioters clashed with law enforcement, smashed windows and broke as a result of barricades—ultimately forcing Congress to evacuate pieces of the building—and by the stop of the working day, according to NBC Information, four individuals had been lifeless, a noose had been erected outside and at the very least just one improvised explosive system was discovered on the grounds.
For quite a few, this begs the issue: Why was not the police response similar to that of final year’s Black Life Matter protests at the Capitol? In D.C. and all throughout the U.S., demonstrators collected through the summertime to peacefully protest police brutality and racial injustice, but for each CNN, they have been consistently fulfilled with tear gas, violence and arrests.
Why? For E!’s Nina Parker, the respond to is crystal clear.
“For me, I am genuinely just worn out of seeing two unique narratives,” she told co-hosts Justin Sylvester and Carissa Culiner on Thursday, Jan. 7’s Everyday Pop. “Certainly, Justin, you ended up protesting in the summer. You had been out in the streets. And there ended up so a lot of matters that we ended up speaking about and viewing. You know, Justin was telling us how he was out and peacefully protesting and how they were met with mace and folks ended up being hit with rubber bullets. And then I see men and women obtaining into the Capitol. I’ve talked to persons who are in D.C., who have explained to me, ‘Girl, you cannot generate by a certain way, you are not able to even pass a barrier to choose a picture and there are pretty much people today with guns aimed at you telling you to shift.'”