At the May 14 candlelight demonstration in Robert E. Lee Park, right-wing activist Jason Kessler was arrested for disorderly conduct for refusing to leave the park and inciting with a bullhorn. Kessler says protestors blocked him from leaving. Photo by Eze Amos

Tactical change: Not your grandpa’s protest

In images from the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s, African-Americans in their Sunday best peacefully protested, and when violence occurred, it came from police or from virulent racists. Those are not the optics of today’s demonstrations. Instead, protesters knock cell phones out of people’s hands, blast them with bullhorns, block filming with […]