A pro-police group got physical with a group of Black Lives Matter counter-protesters — and part of the madness was captured on video.
The group — Back the Blue — was holding a rally in Fort Collins, Colorado Saturday when some Black Lives Matter protesters arrived to peacefully assemble.
The Back the Blue folks began to attack the Black Lives Matter protesters.
Back the Blue rally goers push out BLM counter-protesters and then attacked them. Fort Collins, CO. pic.twitter.com/FbyWRpBUJ5
— Joshua Rodriguez (@Joshuajered) August 9, 2020
According to Fort Collins Police Services, while it appeared only the Black Lives Matter protesters were arrested at first — the insisted they took action against both parties.
The agency says it arrested four different people in connection to Saturday’s brouhaha — booking them on charges from criminal tampering and resisting arrest to disorderly conduct and possession of an illegal weapon. They didn’t specify which suspects were affiliated with which groups — but did note they made arrests on both sides of the fight and are looking for other troublemakers that got away.
The FCPS also says … “We respect everyone’s right to peacefully assemble. Our officers have consistently supported these rights in recent months as people have gathered to make their voices heard. For the safety of our community, acts of violence and other unlawful behavior have not and will not be tolerated from anyone.”
Then comes the telling line … “Truly supporting a cause means representing its values. Committing crimes in our community is not a way to support police. We stand for safety, period. We want all of our community members to feel safe here in Fort Collins and we reject any form of hate.”
That seems to be a shot at the pro-police group, many of whom were seen on video throwing down, arguably more so than the BLM crowd was.
We’re sure the police were NOT on the side of BLM — regardless of what their public statement says.