Nine Black Lives Matter protesters were arrested after a counter-protest at a “pro-white” rally, organized by members of Ku Klux Klan in Georgia.
A white-power rally was held over the weekend by members of KKK, Aryan Nation sects and other white supremacist groups to celebrate the Confederate Memorial Day. According to reports, the rally was expected to draw over 500 people, but the turnout wasn’t that great as less than 30 members showed up.
The rally resulted in a clash between members of BLM and members of a white power groups on Saturday April 23, 2016 in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
BLM protesters had come together to demonstrate against the promotion of hate at a white supremacist rally about twenty miles from Atlanta. They tried to reach the rally, but police officers stood their way, holding wooden batons. “Do not move! Do not break my line,” shouted one officer. One of the counter-protesters, Craig Clark said, “We’re trying to get to where we can protest them.”
While chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “Hey hey, ho ho, the KKK has got to go,” nine of the counter-protesters were arrested by police officers for wearing masks. “We’re not anti-cop, we’re not anti-white people or whatever the case may be. We’re anti-racist white people,” said Mac McCoy, a BLM protester in Georgia.
Why would government allow events such as KKK white-power rally? And why would cops choose the KKK side? Such events are to be banned as they promote hate and violence in communities.
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