Videos of Black Lives Matter protesters screaming at people as they dine outside in the nation’s capital have gone viral this week, as protests picked up steam nationwide following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wis., on Sunday.
Frederick Kunkle, a Washington Post staff writer, posted a video Tuesday on Twitter that showed a crowd of protesters gathering closely around a woman, identified as Lauren Victor, as she sat outside on a sidewalk.
The group demanded she raise her fist in solidarity as they chanted at her, “White silence is violence,” and, “No justice, no peace!” Fox News
Is this really what the Black Lives Matter group started out to do or is this something that has taken on a life of its own?
Invading people’s personal space and going off on them is not solving any social issues, in fact, I would say it is creating more of a divide and animosity and anger towards the movement.
Protesters says people who don’t raise there fist is a white supremact #dcprotest #dcprotests #blmprotest #ACAB #blm #Blacklivesmatter #JacobBlake#KenoshaProtests #KenoshaUprising pic.twitter.com/UBGfJmb1aV
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Fox went on to report, Other diners appeared to raise their fists, but Victor did not.She appeared to try reasoning with the crowd, raising her arms in seeming disbelief. Kunkle reported that after the confrontation, a citizen journalist named Chuck Modiano asked her, “What was in you, you couldn’t do this?”
Victor responded that she felt she was under attack.
“In the moment, it didn’t feel right,” Kunkle reported that Victor said, adding that she felt like there was something wrong about being forced to raise her fist. “I’m very much with them. I’ve been marching with them for weeks and weeks and weeks.”
1) In a scene that played out several times Monday, a Black Lives Matter protest that began in Columbia Heights confronted White diners outside D.C. restaurants, chanting “White silence is violence!” and demanding White diners show their solidarity. #DCProtests pic.twitter.com/fJbPM76vb0
— Fredrick Kunkle WaPo (@KunkleFredrick) August 25, 2020
White Silence is violence? Ok, I get that it rhymes, but it is a ridiculous statement that serves no purpose other than to attempt white citizens to join or else!
Forced to go along with the chaos or face down the mob that is surrounding you, that is Black Lives Matters version of peaceful protest and sharing education on their grievances?
More like forced unity or get attacked, which will create more hate and divide in our nation.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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