Political Wrinkles

Political Wrinkles (http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/)
-   News & Current Events (http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/news-current-events/)
-   -   Armed, Confederate flag-waving White Lives Matter protesters rally outside Houston NA (http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/news-current-events/47793-armed-confederate-flag-waving-white-lives-matter-protesters-rally-outside-houston-na.html)

foundit66 08-22-2016 01:12 PM

Armed, Confederate flag-waving White Lives Matter protesters rally outside Houston NA
 
Armed, Confederate flag-waving White Lives Matter protesters
rally outside Houston NAACP

Quote:

White Lives Matter staged a rally outside the NAACP’s Houston headquarters on Sunday, sparking controversy and counter-protests in a city where racial tensions remain high after a string of recent incidents.

Clutching Confederate flags, white supremacist signs and, in several cases, assault rifles, roughly 20 White Lives Matter members stood on the sidewalk of a historically black neighborhood to denounce the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

“We came out here specifically today to protest against the NAACP and their failure in speaking out against the atrocities that organizations like Black Lives Matter and other pro-black organizations have caused the attack and killing of white police officers, the burning down of cities and things of that nature,” organizer Ken Reed told the Houston Chronicle. “If they’re going to be a civil rights organization and defend their people, they also need to hold their people accountable.”

Reed, who was wearing a “Donald Trump ’16” hat and a “White Lives Matter” shirt with white supremacist symbols, said protesters were “not out here to instigate or start any problems,” despite the weaponry and body armor on display.

“Obviously we are exercising our Second Amendment rights but that’s because we have to defend ourselves,” he told the Chronicle. “Their organizations and their people are shooting people based on the color of their skin. We’re not.”

Reed appeared to be referring to attacks targeting white police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge last month, which were carried out by lone gunmen espousing black nationalist beliefs. (In Dallas a Latino officer was killed and in Baton Rouge, an African American officer was killed).
Both Black Lives Matter and the NAACP denounced the attacks.

Sunday’s demonstration in Houston’s predominantly black Third Ward quickly spurred a counter-protest, which soon dwarfed the White Lives Matter gathering.

As police arrived and set up barricades around the White Lives Matter protesters, locals stood across the street. Some shouted, while others shook their heads in disbelief that Confederate flags were flying in front of an NAACP office in a black neighborhood.

“It’s a physical manifestation of white supremacy, white privilege and racism being protected by this country,” a black female counter-protester told KPRC2.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...houston-naacp/

Had to bold-face that one statement as I know some on this forum will perpetuate a lie regardless... :rolls

winston53660 08-22-2016 01:20 PM

Re: Armed, Confederate flag-waving White Lives Matter protesters rally outside Housto
 
As a native Texan I'm thoroughly embarrassed and disgusted by these scumbag racist WLM dirtbags.

Dog Man 08-22-2016 01:25 PM

Re: Armed, Confederate flag-waving White Lives Matter protesters rally outside Housto
 
It's just a childish attempt by a handful of people to show that white people can play the same game. Don't worry folks, they don't have anyone like George Soros backing their racist selves. It's just a flash in the pan, not a well funded movement like BLM. Everyone knows that white lives are insignificant compared to black lives.

jimbo 08-22-2016 01:25 PM

Re: Armed, Confederate flag-waving White Lives Matter protesters rally outside Housto
 
About damn time. Political correctness has gone way too far.

White lives do matter. Mine especially.

Deckard 08-22-2016 01:28 PM

Re: Armed, Confederate flag-waving White Lives Matter protesters rally outside Housto
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by foundit66 (Post 836144)
Armed, Confederate flag-waving White Lives Matter protesters
rally outside Houston NAACP


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...houston-naacp/

Had to bold-face that one statement as I know some on this forum will perpetuate a lie regardless... :rolls

Some on this forum are probably in the pictures you posted.:D

winston53660 08-22-2016 01:35 PM

Re: Armed, Confederate flag-waving White Lives Matter protesters rally outside Housto
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbo (Post 836149)
About damn time. Political correctness has gone way too far.

White lives do matter. Mine especially.

So you identify with white supremacists...

That is really sad.

jimbo 08-22-2016 01:38 PM

Re: Armed, Confederate flag-waving White Lives Matter protesters rally outside Housto
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by winston53660 (Post 836153)
So you identify with white supremacists...

That is really sad.

No, I don't identify with any supremacist group.

Are you sure these are white supremacists, or just people tired of the political correctness?

winston53660 08-22-2016 01:41 PM

Re: Armed, Confederate flag-waving White Lives Matter protesters rally outside Housto
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbo (Post 836156)
No, I don't identify with any supremacist group.

Are you sure these are white supremacists, or just people tired of the political correctness?

Yes you do identify with white supremacists in your endorsement of these protesters. From the article:

Reed, who was wearing a “Donald Trump ’16” hat and a “White Lives Matter” shirt with white supremacist symbols, said protesters were “not out here to instigate or start any problems,” despite the weaponry and body armor on display.

Deckard 08-22-2016 01:42 PM

Re: Armed, Confederate flag-waving White Lives Matter protesters rally outside Housto
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbo (Post 836156)
No, I don't identify with any supremacist group.

Are you sure these are white supremacists, or just people tired of the political correctness?

More often than not conservatives are only concerned with political correctness when it comes to race.

jimbo 08-22-2016 01:44 PM

Re: Armed, Confederate flag-waving White Lives Matter protesters rally outside Housto
 
BTW, OI see no weapons of any kind in the photos, but if there were weapons there, they would not have been assault rifles.

Those white supremacists (your words) were protesting:

“We came out here specifically today to protest against the NAACP and their failure in speaking out against the atrocities that organizations like Black Lives Matter and other pro-black organizations have caused the attack and killing of white police officers, the burning down of cities and things of that nature,”

I agree with that.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.


Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0