Chuck Modi, a DC-based justice journalist, joins Jordan to recap what he saw on the ground at the If Not Now/Jewish Voice For Peace pro-ceasefire protest outside the DNC on Wednesday night. What began as a candlelight vigil and peaceful demonstration quickly turned ugly after police began roughing up protesters, throwing them to the ground and using pepper spray.
Democratic and Republican politicians quickly ran to the media to demonize the protesters, despite videos captured by Chuck and others disproving their claims.
We discuss the state violence used to quash movements, the tricks used by police to escalate protests, and the role the media should play in moments like this.
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Our most recent premium episode with Jack Crosbie about the role reporters are playing in Gaza is available here: https://www.insurgentspod.com/p/ep-225-witnesses-to-the-horror-ft#details