[Ed. – Nobody — not the local police, not the feds — is systematically using tear gas or other riot control measures on peaceful protesters. Video after video shows that when police have to resort to such measures, it’s because people are rioting: attacking police, attacking passersby, attacking property, setting fires, lobbing projectiles. There are no “peaceful protesters” being incommoded by unwarranted use of riot control measures.]
Black Lives Matter protestors in Seattle took their wokeness to a new level on Monday when they filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle, demanding the city provide them with “expensive protective gear.” According to the Seattle Times, equipment includes “helmets, gas masks, protective clothing, goggles, gloves, boots, umbrellas and other gear they say are needed to fend off police pepper spray, less-lethal projectiles and other crowd-dispersal tools.”
The protestors cited the Seattle Police Department “shooting toxic substances in the air, deploying projectiles at departing protesters, and tossing blast balls into close areas of protesters marching” as the reason the city should pay for protestors’ protective equipment.