The author is not very perceptive though he is erudite. The protests were organized against Trump's racism and fascism by students. Of course there were some Bernie supporters at the rally since they are there at most Trump rallies aren't they?
However the protest organizer's site is not pro Bernie but about protesting Trump's racism and fascism. Any intelligent observer recognizes that people especially young people can get caught up in the excitement of an event but it is at best a cheap shot to make Bernie or his supporters an integral part of this story. To discuss the presence of some Bernie supporters being there is not only a bit sleezy, to be honest, but is in service to Trump (who is actually trying to shift Blame on to Bernie in, of course, true fascist style!
This author is reluctant (as is the media) to say it like it is. The dance begins - call it the Fascist Stomp - where violence is preached and receives a response which elicits a further and more intense response in return and away we go!
The Bernie supporters were there like they have been at other rallies but this time another protest had been organized by students who are angry and confrontational and it would have been nice and more worthy of respect had at least this author distinguished between the two simply out of common sense and logic. The media stoops low and rigs the game and this author when writing for progressives should have avoided doing the same thing in lumping the confrontational students together with the Bernie supporters. Even by mentioning them as if participants is unfair since they are at other rallies and are not confrontational. Need I add waving signs is not the same thing as what else was in play here? Gee wow! Waving signs!
There were two protests and that needs to be stressed. Or should have been.