President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that \u0022any protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters, or lowlifes\u0022 who gather at his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday will be met with a \u0022much different\u0022 response than they\u0026#039;ve seen in other major cities—a message that was immediately interpreted as a threat to unleash a violent police crackdown on demonstrators exercising their constitutional rights.\u0022Any protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters, or lowlifes who are going to Oklahoma please understand, you will not be treated like you have been in New York, Seattle, or Minneapolis. It will be a much different scene!\u0022 Trump tweeted, falsely suggesting that law enforcement has shown restraint in its responses to mass demonstrations against police brutality in those cities.In a speech at the White House earlier this month, Trump presented himself as an \u0022ally of all peaceful protesters\u0022 and an opponent of \u0022professional anarchists, violent mobs, arsonists, looters, criminals, rioters, Antifa, and others.\u0022 But the president\u0026#039;s tweet Friday did not draw any such distinctions, as observers pointed out:The president is threatening violence against people who protest him pic.twitter.com/1ThtHYfS8E— Adam Serwer (@AdamSerwer) June 19, 2020\u0022The president expresses his intention to violate the Constitution by denying Americans\u0026#039; First Amendment right to peacefully assemble,\u0022 Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) tweeted in response to Trump\u0026#039;s threat. \u0022Trump idolizes dictators who respond to dissent and criticism with violence. He is unfit for office.\u0022Trump\u0026#039;s tweet came hours after Tulsa\u0026#039;s Republican Mayor G.T. Bynum on Thursday imposed a curfew between 10 pm and 6 am for the area surrounding the BOK Center, the venue for Trump\u0026#039;s first campaign rally since the coronavirus pandemic shuttered much of the U.S. in March. The curfew will remain in effect until 6 am Sunday morning.In an executive order authorizing the curfew, Bynum claimed—without offering specific details—that he has \u0022received information from the Tulsa Police Department and other law enforcement agencies that shows that individuals from organized groups who have been involved in destructive or violent behavior in other states are planning to travel to the City of Tulsa for purposes of causing unrest in and around the rally.\u0022The ACLU, which sued Trump over the violent police assault on protesters outside of the White House on June 1, vowed legal action if law enforcement attacks demonstrators in Tulsa, the site of a 1921 racist massacre.\u0022Any president, mayor, or police chief who attacks protesters should understand that you will be sued, like we sued in D.C., Seattle, and Minneapolis,\u0022 the group tweeted. \u0022You will be held accountable.