The protests are a bust. The same 200-odd activists showed up at a pro-immigration rally that was supposed to draw many thousands. A large percentage of the attendees were Scientologists proselytizing the protesters, or staff members of various Soros-funded groups, or self-important ACLU and National Lawyer’s Guild “observers.” Or, addled teens pretending to be anarchists.
With the hurricane making landfall three states away, protest organizers no longer have that excuse. The movement committed suicide because leaders refused to denounce violence and vandalism. The public is fed up with subsidizing adolescent outrage masquerading as speech.
Local media continues to pray for a resurrection, treating the 200-odd protesters squatting in homeless camps with a gravitas they refuse to apply to the RNC convention itself. That’s the really shameful story.