State Department Condemns Attacks on Russian Peaceful Protests, Ignores Those in America
Sainato, Michael J.http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/28/state-dept-condemns-attacks-on-russian-peaceful-protests-ignores-those-in-america/
Date Written: 28/03/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20596
On March 26, the State Department tweeted, "U.S. condemns detention of 100s of peaceful protesters in Russia today. Detaining peaceful protesters is an affront to democratic values."
In July 2016, a photo went viral from peaceful protests in Baton Rouge, Louisiana of militarized police donned in riot gear detaining an unarmed, young black woman in a dress.
In the United States, protests have been primarily met with heavily militarized police forces and receiving a range of coverage in mainstream media, from no coverage to sensationalizing or inferring violence from protesters, to making overtly racist or false generalizations of protesters. In addition to the media propagating a condescending attitude toward protests, the political establishment has adopted a similar attitude.