Fox News correspondent Mike Tobin appeared on “The Fox News Rundown” to describe what he saw on the ground covering protesting and rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The seasoned reporter painted a disturbing picture on the morning podcast.
LISTEN (Tobin’s commentary starts at 2:22):
Fox News’ Angelica Stabile and Samuel Chamberlain report:
“These things do start to fit a pattern when you see there will become a point where the line is drawn,” Tobin told host Dave Anthony. “It started out in in Minneapolis [after George Floyd’s death] at the 3rd Precinct, and then it moved out … But in Kenosha, it was that courthouse at the public safety building where the demonstrators were trying to get in every day and the police said, you know, ‘You’re not coming in here.’ That’s where the line is and that’s where the trouble starts.
“And what we also saw there that we’ve seen in other places is once they move the demonstrators from that location, they go somewhere else and something else happens,” he added. “The first night, they moved the demonstrators away from the from the courthouse, a lot of them actually just left on their own volition. That’s when all the fires started around Kenosha. The second night, that Tuesday night, when they moved the demonstrators away from the courthouse, that’s when the gunfire happened.”
The shooting that killed two demonstrators and wounded another “seemed to throw a wet blanket over things,” Tobin said.
“A lot of those kids who were out there at these demonstrations, it’s a big game for them,” he said. “I’ve heard people say things like, ‘Looting is fun.’ And in Minneapolis [and] some other locations, I’ve watched them pre-party in the parking lot for hours and then come out for the big show of destruction. So for some of them, it’s a game. And things got real serious that Tuesday night in Kenosha, and it changed the parameters of it.”
While Tobin described Antifa as a nebulous organization, an apparent trend has emerged from the unrest in many cities: most of the anarchists hail from elsewhere.
In Kenosha alone, 102 of the 175 people local authorities arrested listed addresses from outside the city.