Peaceful protesters weren’t a mob
John Darling’s unfortunate use of the word “mob” to describe the peaceful protest at the Plaza on Nov. 8 echoes the far right and Trumpian playbook. The group was not a “mob” by any definition. They were expressing support for the Mueller investigation in response to the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Your newspaper is on dangerous ground when you label a group of concerned citizens demonstrating strong disagreement with the actions of their government a “mob.” I expect the Daily Tidings to issue a retraction, a correction, and an apology.