Armed white supremacists stood up against Muslims outside a Nation of Islam mosque in Dallas and eventually faced off with counter protesters from the New Black Panther Party.
Protesters from the Bureau of American Islamic Relations, armed with rifles and clad in skeleton masks, protested outside a Nation of Islam mosque in Dallas on Saturday. To their sorrow, they faced off with counter protesters from the New Black Panther Party, who were also armed.
The local police were notified in advance of the demonstration and deployed “significant resources” in the area to control the situation and secure members of the community and bystanders, if necessary. Fortunately, there were no physical altercations.
Police told the protesters from the BAIR to leave for their own safety as they were severely outnumbered. The members of the New Black Panthers claimed victory and chanted “black power” after the BAIR left.
“This is what they fear — the black man,” activist Olinka Green told the Morning News. “This is what America fears.
“It’s a people’s victory here in South Dallas today,” Yafeuh Balogun of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, added.
The Southern Poverty Law Center considers thew New Black Panther Party to be a hate group. White supremacists, armed with rifles and masked, have never been labeled as a hate group though.