Stop pretending the BLM protests were peaceful
Black Americans whom I've spoken to on the street across America in randomly-selected encounters were almost unanimous in their approval of the National Guard deployments to their neighborhood during the riots. If anything, their main criticism was that these deployments came too late to prevent the destruction.
large metro areas like Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul, to small and mid-sized
cities like Fort Wayne, Indiana and Green Bay, Wisconsin, the number of boarded
up, damaged or destroyed buildings I have personally observed - commercial,
civic, and residential - is staggering. Keeping exact count is impossible.