The recent events have resulted in a lot of fake news circulating on the internet by people trying to paint the demonstrations in the worst possible light. People have been using clips of fires from the past have been posted suggesting that these were part of the current demonstrations. A news reporter said of hearing of some protests in Oakland, CA becoming unruly and so he contacted another reporter whom he knew was on the scene to ask what was going on and being told that the people were doing the electric slide. (You can listen at the 17:50 mark of this program.)
This unruliness seems to be catching on elsewhere.
The scene tonight in South Minneapolis.
I’d be lying if I said this didn’t warm my heart. pic.twitter.com/JBLeH6UsTu
— Shaquille Brewster (@shaqbrewster) June 3, 2020