The reporter later tried to grill Williams over what he said were “late night demonstrations” and “late night activity,” but Williams was ready to hit back at the vague tack the reporter was apparently trying to take in the discussion.

“These aren’t late night demonstrations,” he insisted. “This is criminal activity. There’s a difference. What you have failed and the media have failed to distinguish between, you seem unwilling to call people engaged in criminal conduct, as criminals, as opposed to lawful protesting.”

Williams continued, saying there’s a vast ocean of difference between “lawful, constitutionally protected protest” and “unlawful” behavior egged on by opportunists, antagonists, agitators, and anarchists.

“Call it out for what it is,” he insisted. “You seem to refuse to call something — ‘late night activity.’ This is criminal.”