Will the Democrat convention in Chicago be a repeat of 1968 or 2020 riots?

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The 1968 Democratic National Convention is remembered for clashes between protesters of the Vietnam War and National Guard brought in to keep the peace.

With violent protests rising across America’s college campuses between those who support Hamas-led terrorists and those supporting the right of Israel to exist in peace, a summer of riots could be ahead, hearkening back to the riots during the 2020 presidential election cycle, when Black Lives Matter was all the topic, and where “CHAZ” encampments took over the streets of cities in the hot summer months leading up to the primary and general election.

The officials in charge of safety for this summer’s Democratic National Convention in Chicago say protests will be allowed, but only to a point. They don’t want to see a repeat of the violent 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, when anti-war protestors took over the convention district. The National Guard was deployed to break up the protests that year, after Chicago had been the target of riots and mass looting since the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker told CNN, “Look, we believe in free speech, and we’re going to allow people to protest and say whatever it is they want to say, but the reality is, we’re also going to make sure that people have ingress and egress and that they’re safe in our state.”

Since he made that statement, however, college campuses across America have erupted in pro-Hamas demonstrations and encampments, and surveys shows that more than 50% of Jewish students feel unsafe on college campuses today. In one survey, 65% of respondents have felt unsafe on campus due to anti-Semitic attacks, with one in 10 reporting they have feared physical assault because they are openly Jewish.

A Jewish student at Yale University earlier this month was stabbed in the eye by a pro-Hamas protestor wielding a Palestinian flag. Chants of “Burn Tel Aviv to the ground,” and “Hamas we love you. We support your rockets too!” have been recorded by those covering the Columbia University riots.

Chicago has been a hotbed of political demonstrations and looting. Recently, the access to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport was shut down by hundreds of protestors. Gov. Pritzker said the protesters were cleared quicker than any other similar road protests across the country.

“Our Chicago Police Department was able to get those folks off the highway faster than any other city in the United States. And they’re prepared for the Democratic Convention.”

But that was before the Palestinian protests have erupted and become more violent and widespread on campuses — weeks before schools are emptied for the summer. The rhetoric and violence against Jewish people has only intensified in recent weeks, splitting the Democratic Party, as its members argue over what constitutes “genocide.”

The Democratic National Convention is scheduled for Aug. 19-22. President Joe Biden is the party’s only nominee.

18 COMMENTS

  1. It’s Chicago and the democrats who cares.
    Maybe some good riots and civil disobedience will happen.
    The voters of Illinois voted for the entertainment.

  2. Remember the 68 riots were spearheaded by Jewish radicals.
    The Irony.

    Well, the Chitown libs deserve everything they voted for (and more)
    This won’t just be in Chicago either ….. it will be country wide.

  3. Wow as they say history repeats itself but I had no idea it would be so soon.
    My father fought to destroy a Jewish hating group responsible for the mass murder of millions of Jews and now my son may be doing the same already….How quickly the cycle repeats itself.

  4. Chicago has been a hotbed of political demonstrations and LOOTING?
    Oh the looting part must be a by product of Bidenomics.

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