MSNBC reporter assures viewers protests mostly peaceful while standing in front of burning buildings

MSNBC reporter assures viewers protests mostly peaceful while standing in front of burning buildings
MSNBC's Ali Veshi: Don't believe your lyin' eyes. (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – Oblivious to blunt self-contradiction.]

On Thursday, as sections of Minneapolis burned to the ground from violent riots over the death of George Floyd, MSNBC reporter Ali Velshi, standing in front of burning buildings, assured viewers that the “protests” were mostly peaceful. Velshi did, however, note that some fires had “started.”

“I wanna be clear on how I characterize this,” said Velshi, reporting live from Minneapolis. “This is mostly a protest, it is not, it is not, generally speaking, unruly.”

“But fires have been started and this crowd is relishing that,” he told MSNBC anchor Brian Williams.

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“There is a deep sense of grievance and complaint here, and that is the thing,” added Velshi. “That when you discount people who are doing things to public property that they shouldn’t be doing, it does have to be understood that this city has got, for the last several years, an issue with police. …

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