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There is no question that what happened during Monday’s city council meeting in Des Moines was orchestrated and wrong. Demonstrators from Des Moines Black Lives Matter forced the meeting to be shut down as they carried out an insurrection of the city government.

You can read about it and watch video of the incident here.


But almost equally as bad as the behavior of the BLM insurrectionists is the reporting by We Are Iowa. Here is their opening paragraph to the story about the meeting:

“Using their voices, kazoos and banners, activists came together Monday night to protest at Des Moines’ first in-person City Council meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the council to go virtual.”

Seriously? Does anyone believe if it was a pro-Second Amendment group of “activists” or pro-life group of “activists” that the media would report it in such a way?

It was not a protest, it was a hostile takeover of a governmental meeting. It cannot and should not be allowed to happen.

But more importantly, it should be called for what it is — and it sure wasn’t a “protest.”

Author: Jacob Hall


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