Antifa type anarchists tried to brutally attack conservative figures including popular right-wing columnist Michelle Malkin. Barbarians wanted to turn the Denver “Back the Blue” rally into a black and blue experience. A violent mob raided the stage during a pro-police gathering and physically attacked the conservatives.
Malkin blames the police
A large mob of Black Lives Matter anarchists attacked Sunday afternoon’s Back the Blue event in Denver, Colorado, with weapons. The stunned police didn’t raise a finger to protect their guests, the journalist criticized. She was surrounded by police, at a pro-police event, and her life was endangered by violent criminals who acted like they own the place. At least one of the juvenile delinquents had a very professional cop style baton and was ready to use it. Malkin ripped Colorado Governor Jared Polis about it on Twitter.
“Are you ok with pro-police patriots being swarmed, targeted and assaulted in a clearly orchestrated attack??? I caught it all on video and recorded the faces of the brutal animals,” she tapped out. Andy Ngo, another conservative columnist added, “@michellemalkin and others were attacked on stage by antifa & BLM militants at a ‘Back the Blue’ rally in Denver, Colo. A masked woman dressed in black bloc readies her collapsible baton.”
As Fox news relates, the anarchists turned out in a “large crowd” to disrupt the pro-police event, “blowing whistles, banging drums and, in some instances, throwing punches, forcing police to intervene.” The intervention wasn’t much. The event was shut down early because of the violence. Malkin was hustled away for her safety.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 19, 2020
Sixth annual event
Sunday’s gathering wasn’t a one time only rally prompted by the recent civil unrest. Law Enforcement Appreciation day is an ongoing event that’s happened regularly for six years now. This years Civic Center Park gathering featuring Malkin as a guest speaker was advertised well in advance.
Local attorney Randy Corporon helped put together the “family friendly” rally which offered food and live entertainment, in addition to popular speakers like Michelle Malkin. At the last moment, “Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen had asked him to either reschedule or move the pro-police gathering from its normal location, citing a risk that officers could be put in danger as Black Lives Matter demonstrators planned a counter-protest also at the Civic Center Park.”
Corporon told the chief no way and Malkin agreed when he told her the news. “He was agitated that we’re going to get his officers hurt. My response to him was that he should allow his officers to do their job and if people are down there breaking the law, to stop them. Because they’ll have nothing to fear from us.” He told the gathered crowd, “We’re exercising our constitutional right to peacefully assemble, and we have no intention of giving up that ground to these domestic terrorists. This chief of police is the guy who walked hand-in-hand with Black Lives Matter.”