Black Lives Matter assembled in downtown Rochester for the ninth night of civil unrest over the death of Daniel Prude, a black man who suffocated while in police custody.
As the protests parallel each other more and more across major US cities, BLM's message is lessening in clarity.
"They don't give us our sh*t! We shut sh*t down!" BLM's rallying cry signified the start of their march on Rochester, Lives Matter producer Drew Hernandez reported. "Who shuts sh*t down? We shut sh*t down!"
The mob marched to the Rochester Police Department building, echoing: "You are no one without a badge and gun."
Learning from the Portland protesters, Rochester Antifa used homemade riot shields emblazoned with anti-fascist symbols to form defensive lines while banging on barriers to agitate local law enforcement and instigate a confrontation outside.
BLM's mission is to defund the police, but backlash over Prude's death has already prompted Rochester's black police chief La'Ron Singletary, along with his high level command staff, to resign on Tuesday.
Black power fists pumped in the air as vocal bumper sticker slogans blended into a cacophony of garbled screeches.
"Even BLM doesn’t get what BLM wants," BlazeTV host Elijah Schaffer captioned ground footage. "I’m here and I can’t understand what they are saying or what they are trying to accomplish so you’re not alone."
Meanwhile, city leaders in western New York submitted legislation Friday to halt the development of a $12.5 million police building amid the ongoing protests. Rochester City Council President Loretta Scott and council members Mitch Gruber and Mary Lupien intend to repeal bonding and prohibit any contracts for the proposed Rochester Police Department Goodman Section, Fox News reported.
Free from government objection or mainstream media criticism, the tightly-packed masses cheered to chants, swaying as one body and ignoring social distancing measures.
It appeared that Rochester Antifa created their own version of Portland's Riot Ribs, a pop-up restaurant that raised over $300,000 in crowdfunding to feed rioters for free.
The Antifa snack vans followed the march throughout the night.
"The strategies tested & refined through months of riots in Portland are exported to other cities," The Post Millennial's editor-at-large Andy Ngo commented. "These food supply vehicles seem innocuous but serve to act as a pull for rioters to show up everyday."
Two young black girls recited an original poem, titled: "I'm Too Colored For You," addressed to the initial speaker's "white ex-best friend who let her white girlfriend call me a n—."
"How could you expect me not to be triggered?" she rhetorically asked while passing the spotlight off.
"I'm too colored for you to having my dad leave for weeks over another case of police using their racist techniques," the second poet took over.
They continued back and forth with the same prefacing setup. One claimed she was "too colored" to attend the Aquinas Institute of Rochester because she wasn't "white enough" for her teacher to instruct her. The other alleged that she was banned from an amusement park based on the color of her skin. Then the opener described her supposed experiences being followed and eyed at stores. "Being black is supposedly a crime," she yelled.
"Shall we go on? It's been 400 years too long," the duo shouted in unison, referring to the year 1619 when a ship with 20 enslaved Africans onboard arrived in the English colony of Virginia.
"Why do we go through so much discrimination? Why does black define the prison population? And why does my blackness give me these lifelong limitations?" they volleyed questions.
"Take care of yourself," one BLM activist stated into a handheld microphone to her fellow surrounding protesters. "Because if you're anything like me, sometimes I'm looking behind me. Sometimes I'm thinking I see things that I may not see. I hear things I may not hear."
When a white man stood up in front of the crowd to express himself before the raging mob, a black BLM protester repeatedly shouted: "Shut the f**k up!"
BLM organisers reportedly segregated protesters, designating a “black only” section to resolve disputes. One Antifa member was confronted and commanded to leave because he wasn't black.
Marked press was ordered by BLM heads not to film or photograph any incident. Members of the media simply nodded and complied with little pushback, leaving the scene on command.
"Media are f*cking cowards these days, not even willing to show what’s really happening here," Schaffer tweeted.
A photographer for The New York Times was blocked from capturing an altercation. He was filmed, interrogated, and stopped by black bloc Antifa from reporting for his assignment.
This comes after BLM Rochester rioters attacked restaurant patrons and injured three police officers last week, leading to eleven arrests and three felony charges.