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Ithaca (NY) ‘Back the Blue' Rally Squares Off Against Antifa/BLM Counter-Protesters

Added 10-24-20 08:38:02pm EST - “The Great Battle of The Ithaca Commons will be told for generations (sarc).” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Ithaca (NY) 'Back the Blue' Rally Squares Off Against Antifa/BLM Counter-Protesters”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A pro-Trump rally in ultra-liberal Ithaca, New York, resulted in an attack by a crowd organized by Ithaca Democratic Socialists, as we reported on Sunday, October 17, 2020, Pro-Trump Rally Attacked In Liberal Ithaca (NY):

Ithaca, NY, home to Cornell University, is a notoriously liberal town. That liberalism, both on and off campus, is taking on an increasingly intolerant and totalitarian tone, as was just demonstrated when a small pro-Trump rally was attacked by a crowd organized by the Ithaca Democratic Socialists, but also carrying Black Lives Matter and anarchist flags and posters….

Though the local news reports tried to put a ‘both sides to blame’ spin on it, it is clear from video provided to Legal Insurrection by Trump rally organizer Rocco Lucente, that the DSA crowd attacked the Trump supporters, not the other way around. The video also shows graffiti sprayed on the storefront used by the pro-Trump group….

I noted at the time that the same organizers planned a Back The Blue rally for the heart of downtown Ithaca, the Milton Pavilion on The Commons. It’s a location frequently used for concerts, and also every Sunday for Black Lives Matter protests.

In anticipation of the Back The Blue rally, local activists underwent “riot training”, WENY reported:

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