Fight Breaks Out Between Rival Liberal Anti-Violence Groups At Newark Rally

Fight Breaks Out Between Rival Liberal Anti-Violence Groups At Newark Rally

Nothing says “less violence” like a fight. Apparently these protesters need to get their definitions straight. Once again, in the world of Liberals, it’s only other people who need to practice what they preach. Read on to see what a violent protest against violence looks like.

A skirmish broke out between rival activists on the steps of City Hall Wednesday during what had been intended as a demonstration against violence in Newark.

Police were called to the scene after a small crowd began arguing over escalating violence and the city’s attempts to curb it.

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The noon press conference was called by a group of activists led by Salaam Ismial, co-chair of the New Jersey Study Commission on Violence, and Abdul Muhammad, a longtime Newark anti-violence activist. In a release announcing the event, the two said they planned to ask Mayor Ras Baraka to “unleash his quality of life plan in addressing ongoing violence facing Newark residents.”

As the group spoke to reporters, however, a group of Baraka supporters including activist Donna Jackson and Tyrone “Street Counselor” Barnes began heckling and shouting from the base of the steps.

It soon evolved into an intense face-off between Jackson and Muhammad, which then erupted into a skirmish between members of the two camps. At one point, Barnes put his hands around Muhammad’s neck and pushed him to the ground.

The irony of fighting to promote nonviolence may be lost on these folks. But it isn’t lost on us. We are not fooled by empty protests and meaningless statements. The violence continues…even at a rally against it. Do as you say, then we’ll start listening.

Sonja Bochow

I live in Newark, DE, am married, and the mother of four children; Liam, Brenna, Keira and Erin. I am also a full time Bible teacher and have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from West Chester University.

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