[Ed. Note: From Remember the Red Guards Before You Cheer the Woke Mobs: “Red Guards destroyed historical relics, statues, and artifacts, and ransacked cultural and religious sites. Libraries were burned. Religion was considered a tool of capitalists and so churches were destroyed—even the Temple of Confucius was wrecked. Eventually the Red Guards moved on to openly killing people who did not think as they did. Where were the police? The cops were told not to intervene in Red Guard activities, and if they did, the national police chief pardoned the Guards for any crimes.“]
by Damjan Tutarkov
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Wednesday he has waived all citations issued to protesters between May 30 to June 30.
Over the past month, more than 750 people in Philadelphia have been detained for minor offenses such as curfew violations, failure to disperse, and disorderly conduct.
The charges against most of the arrested were dropped and replaced with citations, which Mayor Kenney said will be waived.
“My decision to waive these violations is not a statement on the validity of the individual citations,” Kenney said in a statement. “Rather, it is a recognition of the core concerns that caused thousands to demonstrate on the streets of Philadelphia. In waiving these notices, I recognize that those issues are vitally important, that the pain of those marching is very real, and that their message — Black lives matter — needs to be heard every day until systemic racism is fully eradicated from this city and nation.”