"Crossing State lines to incite violence is a FEDERAL CRIME! Liberal Governors and Mayors must get MUCH tougher or the Federal Government will step in and do what has to be done, and that includes using the unlimited power of our Military and many arrests. Thank you!"
President Donald Trump in a tweet, 1:20pm Saturday, May 30, 2020
I'm not sure the president of the United States understands midwestern geography; or knows that there are two different Kansas Cities straddling a river and (further south) a remarkably straight arbitrary border. I was one of those who "crossed state" lines to join protesters in Kansas City, Missouri. Having served the empire so long, it's a stranger feeling than it should – being lumped in with the "enemies." There were hundreds of others, naturally. Almost none of incited violence, though odds are Trump considers nearly all protest activity basically "subversive."