Again, it was the enemies of the left doing the burning and killing in most of the cases (which is why the police went easy on them as much as possible). Yes, in a few cities the police were sent running away by the protesters, and they contrived to pretend it was because of “lefty mayors” and not because they were getting their asses kicked, but that’s obviously false because as soon as they regrouped every one of those “lefty mayors” ordered them back on the offensive with a vengeance. Also it is not a coincidence that when the police were driven away the streets got much more peaceful and when they regained control they got much more violent.LOL "police can loot, burn, and kill to their heart’s content with impunity".
Police provocateurs? You mean the ones who didn't stop leftie fascists from burning down neighborhoods and killing people?
Police were told by leftie mayors to stand down and form perimeters in which the fascist left could burn and loot and kill to their heart's content.
Fascist leftists burned, looted, and killed other people and relatively few were arrested, and fewer still detained for a day or more. Sounds to me like they did exactly what they wanted to do during their "protest"