The New York Times is always the last to know.
Faizel Khan was being told by the news media and his own mayor that the protests in his hometown were peaceful, with “a block party atmosphere.”
But that was not what he saw through the windows of his Seattle coffee shop. He saw encampments overtaking the sidewalks. He saw roving bands of masked protesters smashing windows and looting.
Young white men wielding guns would harangue customers as well as Mr. Khan, a gay man of Middle Eastern descent who moved here from Texas so he could more comfortably be out. To get into his coffee shop, he sometimes had to seek the permission of self-appointed armed guards to cross a border they had erected.
“They barricaded us all in here,” Mr. Khan said. “And they were sitting in lawn chairs with guns.”
The same New York Times that “corrected” Tom Cotton’s op-ed.
The narrative is shifting. Democrats are realizing their support for Antifa is backfiring. Antifa is canceled. https://t.co/L3ELTzzcar
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 7, 2020
And so are corporations.
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