FCPS spokesperson Kate Kimball told the Rocky Mountain Collegian student newspaper: “We respect everyone’s right to peacefully assemble to voice their concerns. For the safety of our community, acts of violence, destruction of property and other unlawful behavior will not be tolerated.” More cities need to stand up to these domestic terrorists and must be willing to meet them head-on with whatever means is necessary to drive them from the cities. Even in Portland and Seattle, they can outnumber Antifa 100 to 1. Your mayors aren’t going to do it for you. With such a show of strength, no violence would be necessary. There has been too much violence already and we don’t want more. But showing sufficient numbers would discourage these thugs and no violence would be necessary. They riot now because mayors like Ted Wheeler and Jenny Durkan give them the all-clear to do whatever they wish. From coloradoan.com
Major Trigger warning…. Back the Blue rally goers outnumber and push BLM counter protesters in to enclosed area then attack them in Fort Collins, CO. pic.twitter.com/tkafUZ8CKN— T (@t_the_tweeter) August 9, 2020
A Coloradoan reporter who attended and photographed the rally Saturday noted that the mood of the rally became tense when a group holding Black Lives Matter signs set up across Timberline Road from the rally gathered at FCPS headquarters, 2221 S. Timberline Road.
The Coloradoan’s reporter did not witness the violence that spun off the rally, as it occurred blocks away from the main gathering along Timberline.