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#NotAllMuslims Charged With Assault After DeVos Protest

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Hey, remember last week when those brave protesters blocked Betsy DeVos from entering a public school in Washington, DC because they lost the election and it’s not fair? Here’s a clip of that brave moment in the history of bravery by those brave protesters:

If you can believe it, this gets even better! Or, if you’re a fascist, worse. Michael Stratford, Politico:

A 31-year-old protester over the weekend pleaded not guilty to assault charges in connection with the headline-making incident in which Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was temporarily blocked from entering a Washington, D.C., middle school…

Police identified the protester as Bilal Ahmed Askaryar… Askaryar came to the United States as a 5-year-old refugee from Afghanistan, according to biographical information included in commentary he wrote last month for NPR…

A police report obtained by POLITICO says that Askaryar… was given “several lawful orders” to move out of the way of a vehicle, and then pushed an individual identified as “V-1.”

Whew! If you were worried that somehow DeVos wouldn’t be painted as the aggressor in all this, she’s now responsible for the subjugation of a Muslim. And a refugee, to boot. Way to go, white people!

(Hat tip: Tim Carney)