“Refuse Fascism” protests took place in 20 cities Saturday as leftists and “anti-Fascists” took to the streets to protest the “Trump-Pence regime.” But unlike earlier protests — particularly the ones that took place in the wake of the 2016 election — the Refuse Fascism demonstrations were mostly peaceful.
But mostly because no one showed up.
The mainstream media was quick to announce that there were no arrests and only minimal unrest at the two dozen or so protests that took place Saturday, but, oddly enough, there was little mention of crowd size — except to reference the massive crowds that took to the streets last year. That’s because even in major cities like Chicago and New York, the protests were best described as “anemic.” …
Last year, protests in several major cities reached upwards of half a million people each.