On Thursday night a vehicle was filmed honking and driving through a crowd of protesters for Black Lives Matter in Times Square. The NYPD is investigating the incident but there are no reports of injury.
The video shows many people on foot and a few on bikes in the middle of the street and honking in the near distance is audible. The driver was trying to get through and it’s possible that after seeing the deadly and violent attacks from protesters on drivers made them not want to stay idle for too long, so they stepped on the gas to get out.
This isn’t the first time something like this has happened either. Protests have ensued all over the country. Protesters blocking traffic and even harassing people who are just trying to get on their way.
Protests and riots have plagued American cities and streets for over three months now and one thing is becoming more abundantly clear that Americans have had enough of the division and chaos. It’s far past time to restore law and order. A citizen has every right to peaceable assemble and protests things they feel are unjust. But the moment they become violent and commit a crime, they forfeit the right to assemble.
Americans have had enough. It’s time to return to peaceful means and try listening to each other and gaining understanding. Only then will we achieve real change and peace for everyone.