CNN Reporter Gets Tear Gassed, Discovers What a Real ‘Unruly’ Protest Is

Anarchists and dozens of other assorted anti-capitalists and anti-border dingbats were in Pittsburgh yesterday protesting the G20 and things got a little rowdy:

Police fired canisters of pepper spray and smoke at marchers protesting the Group of 20 summit Thursday after anarchists responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks.

The march turned chaotic at just about the time that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrived for a meeting with leaders of the world’s major economies.

Remember the reports about the “tea party” march in Washington and how horrible the signs were and how the crowd shouted down a CNN reporter? In actuality, the gathering was civil, there were no arrests, and the area left as clean as it was found (compare to Obama’s inauguration) — not that a fact like that would be widely reported.

Contrast that with yesterday. Just over three minutes into this video, a CNN reporter gets a whiff of tear gas. It appears though that the riot police outnumbered the protesters. Maybe that’s why it’s called the G20, as in “gee, there are only 20 protesters?”

Welcome to what a real unruly protest is, pal. Just count your lucky stars there weren’t as many anarchists in Pittsburgh as there were tea partiers in DC (which there will never be… what kind of anarchist shows up at the proper start time for something?):

But anyway, back to the tea party protesters. What a bunch of dangerous threats to the Republic!

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