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From: Pacific Standard

Why All the Violence at Donald Trump Rallies?

Pacific Standard:

Video of a black protester getting sucker-punched at a Donald Trump rally in North Carolina has been widely circulating on the Internet. But it’s only the most recent example of Trump opponents being roughed up at such events.

What’s behind this disturbing phenomenon? Let us put two and two together.

Social psychologist Arlin James Benjamin conducted a survey of 150 university students that compared their attitudes toward violence with their level of right-wing authoritarianism.

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I believe that the protester are racist mascarading as victims.They protest/riot in cities and the politically correct allows this to happen. Example Baltimore. Stating that Trump supporters are authoritarian is pretty hard words, maybe they are just tired of being walked all over and disrespected. Think about the phychology behind why police react to situations the way they do. Maybe they need a law stating if you have a weapon and the police says to drop your weapon and you dont they can shot you, then who’s the bad guy.

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