Unfair cartoon?

A reader writes about the editorial cartoon by Glenn McCoy published on the Dec. 2 YDR opinion page (shown above):

Dear YDR Folks,

About Friday’s cartoon:  The Occupy Wall Street movement is a nonviolent movement.  Yet this cartoon shows them committing an absurd act of violence.  Is this a truthful representation?

The Occupy Wall Street protestors have been the victims of violence, not the perpetrators.  Is it not enough for them to suffer terrible police violence in order to express their inalienable rights to protest and then have you turn around and insult the courage of their non-violent convictions?

Lastly, all of those issues that they are supposedly against are also totally foundationless and absurd.

You have a responsibility to do better than this.

Thoughts? Was it over the line? Unfair? Inaccurate?

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