Is there vandalism that's wrong and vandalism that's permissible?

Police turned a blind eye to vandalism committed by BLM protesters while they arrested two individuals for placing anti-abortion graffiti.

WORLD AUGUST 18. 2023 15:47

A US appeals court on Tuesday revived part of a lawsuit claiming that the District of Columbia enforced an anti-graffiti law against anti-abortion protesters in Washington but not racial justice demonstrators in 2020, Reuters writes.

The groups, the Frederick Douglass Foundation and Students for Life of America, sued the D.C. government in 2021 after local police arrested two protesters who wrote “Black Pre-Born Lives Matter” on a public sidewalk during an August 2020 demonstration.

The foundation claimed D.C. authorities abandoned enforcement of the anti-graffiti law during widespread protests in the city following the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. Yet that same summer, the group claimed, the restriction was “vigorously” enforced against them.

“Washington officials can’t censor messages they disagree with,”

Erin Hawley, a lawyer for the organisations with the conservative legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, said in a statement.

The district argued that it focused police resources on other priorities during large demonstrations that followed Floyd’s death.

According to US insurance companies, the riots that broke out after the death of George Floyd caused damage amounting between one and two billion dollars. The financial damage could exceed the claims made after the 1992 Los Angeles riots. At the time, the insured loss came to $775 million, which is $1.4 billion at today’s rate.

As previously reported by V4NA, outraged residents and business owners filed a lawsuit against Seattle in 2020, claiming that the „autonomous zone” created by extremist BLM protesters in the city had caused them serious damage.

Radical protesters vandalised several businesses and streets, causing residents to live in fear, and self-appointed leaders blocked the police from entering the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone, known as CHOP. Besides, the protesters, often turning violent, demanded money from some business owners in exchange for the promise that their shops would not be vandalised.



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