Princeton Study: 48 of 50 Largest U.S. Cities Hit By BLM Riots

Princeton Study: 48 of 50 Largest U.S. Cities Hit By BLM Riots

September 7, 2020

A new study from Princeton University reveals that riots associated with Black Lives Matter (BLM) have ravaged 48 out of the 50 largest cities in the U.S.

The study determined that “in more than 93% of all demonstrations connected to the movement, demonstrators have not engaged in violence or destructive activity. Peaceful protests are reported in over 2,400 distinct locations around the country. Violent demonstrations, meanwhile, have been limited to fewer than 220 locations ​— under 10% of the areas that experienced peaceful protests.”

Data like this enables the mainstream media to argue that the Marxist revolution currently sweeping the country is “mostly peaceful.” The study itself speculated that public perceptions of riots were skewed by “political orientation and biased media framing” and “disproportionate coverage of violent demonstrations.”

However, it also shows that nearly every major city in the U.S. — 74 out of the largest 100 by population — experienced riots from late May to the end of August. The only exceptions in the top 50 most populous cities were Fresno, California, and Mesa, Arizona. Thus, as Breitbart News notes, in the public imagination the proportion that matters most may not be the 7% of protests that were violent, but the 96% of major urban areas that experienced rioting.

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