CNN’s Chris Cuomo: “Please, show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful”

Chris Cuomo appears to be defending the rioters tonight on his show, suggesting that protesters aren’t supposed to be polite and peaceful:

Here’s what Cuomo says in the short clip:

Now too many see the protest as the problem. No, the problem is what forced your fellow citizens to take to the streets: persistent and poisonous inequities and injustice. And please, show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful.

I’m sure Cuomo would say he’s not defending the rioters. But what exactly do you call a protester who isn’t peaceful?



Also, as Steve Guest was quick to point out, the first amendment is what says protesters are supposed to be peaceful:

Maybe Cuomo’s never read the Constitution?

In unrelated news, this is funny:

Go ahead and use this as an open thread.

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