j0hn_d0e wrote

The BLM leaders want peaceful protests because their goal is to get police reform & have police held accountable for their actions just like any other citizen. Half of the BLM protesters (regardless of race) want to remain peaceful & the other half want to riot (or are opportunistic).

Anarchists want to completely change the system and replace the government. Anarchists tend to show up at the peaceful protests ready to riot. Once things get violent, police have a reason to start arresting people.

This twitter account highlights various moments when people attempt to instigate peaceful protests: https://twitter.com/Freeyourmindkid

Personally I'm not blaming either side since BLM & Anarchists just have different ideas & goals.