|I don't think anyone took it seriously.|
Clearly, some did. Which made the event a leg of the insurrection. That there was a lot of filler in the crowd does not contradict the nature of the event, only increases the heft.
I think these people say what BLM had done in the previous year and thought..
I imagine that's what a lot of the filler thought. But they went along for the ride on someone else's ticket. As I have said before, I would not call them insurrectionists. But they were party to an insurrection.
BLM -- which has been given a pass for its far more horrendous behavior.