To a large degree, those who engage in violent protests are the same people, regardless of their alleged cause–anti-war, anti-economic development, anti-police. And those who organize the demonstrations are, likewise, largely the same groups, year after year. We wrote here about the fact that the Communist group A.N.S.W.E.R. is a chief organizer of the anti-police protests in New York. That post might have been the inspiration for this cartoon by Michael Ramirez, which depicts anti-police protesters as the puppets of A.N.S.W.E.R. and Occupy Wall Street, appropriately accompanied by a hammer and sickle. Click to enlarge:
Why are these connections so little remarked upon in the press? Presumably because reporters and editors don’t want to embarrass their political allies.