Facebook Group Leads To Violent Face Offs At Protests
The demonstrations in support of racial justice, police accountability and Black Lives Matter have sparked a counter movement, which The San Diego Union-Tribune reports is showing up in disturbing confrontations in San Diego’s East County.
Some of the confrontations have involved members of a Facebook group called “Defend East County.” The group was started after a La Mesa protest at the end of May turned destructive. It has recently swelled to over 20,000 members.
Union-Tribune reporter Andrew Dyer has written about the origins of the group and increasingly volatile face-offs between protesters and counter-protesters in East County. He joins Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss his reporting.