Mark Morton contrasts treatment of Trump supporters storming Capitol Hill versus BLM protestors

”When BLM protestors were marching on the confederate monuments here in Richmond, they were getting beaten with batons & tear gassed.”

Mark Morton, lead guitarist of American heavy metal band Lamb Of God, has drawn a contrast between the treatment of Trump supporters sieging Capitol Hill and Black Lives Matter (BLM) protestors last summer.

He tweeted that, in comparison to the Trump supporters who’ve been allowed to storm Capitol Hill without much resistance, BLM protestors were met with physical violence when they marched on Confederate monuments last year.

“When BLM protestors were marching on the confederate monuments here in Richmond, they were getting beaten with batons & tear gassed,” he tweeted. “These [Trump supporters] are literally being allowed to CLIMB the Capitol building lol.”

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Morton later also tweeted a photograph of the DC National Guard standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial en masse during the BLM protests against police brutality and the death of George Floyd.

See the post below.

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello also shared the same photograph on Twitter with the caption: “Makes ya think…”.

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Jon Schaffer, leader of heavy metal band Iced Earth, is reportedly part of a group of pro-Trump protestors who stormed the Capitol Building. The 52-year-old guitarist was allegedly photographed as part of a group of demonstrators who were forcing their way past authorities to enter the building where lawmakers were debating recounting electoral college votes.

This is not the first time Schaffer has participated in a pro-Trump demonstration. Last November, Schaffer identified himself to German newspaper Die Welt, which pictured the musician in a crowd of Trump supporters, protesting the results of the 2020 US election.

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