â€œLate Showâ€ host Stephen Colbert tore into the government and cable news for only highlighting the violence that has broken out at some of the demonstrations around the nation.Â
â€œPlease donâ€™t buy the false narrative that these are lawless mobs,â€ he said. â€œThe vast majority of these protests have been peaceful.â€
Demonstrators are protesting racial injustice as well as the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis last week.Â President Donald Trump has accused some of them of being lawless mobs, threatened to send the U.S. military into American cities and shared a letter on Twitter claiming the crowd outside the White House was â€œterrorists.â€Â
Colbert shared clips of the many demonstrations then described how cities and police departments were using and abusing curfews as well other tactics to â€œbring the smackdown on peaceful protestersâ€:Â
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