WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- All Lives Matter counter-protesters announced their support for law enforcement during altercations with Black Lives Matter protestors over the statement painted in front of Trump Tower.
- The confrontation incited bad mouthing and obscene hand gestures from both parties.
- All Lives Matter protesters are included members from Proud Boys, said US SPLC, founded to ensure that the promise of the civil rights movement becomes a reality.
The 5th Ave, New York’s Black Lives Matter mural has become a flashpoint after All Lives Matter protesters demonstrated opposition with the statement painted on the avenue, resulting in conflicts with Black Lives Matter protestors.
On Saturday, multiple confrontations ensued after All Lives Matter counter-protesters arrived on the scene, photos and video show. The protests came just two days the Black Lives Matter in giant, yellow letters were painted on the avenue under the directive of Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The counter-protesters unveiled a “thin blue line” flag that announced their support for law enforcement. This symbol was removed after an opposing protester raced over and swiped a flagpole, almost starting a physical altercation between the two parties involved.
“You feel big and proud over that?” someone from All Lives Matter asked the flagpole stealer, who replied, “Yes.”
One woman screamed “f–k you” and flashed obscene hand gestures toward Black Lives Matter protesters. All Lives Matter counter-protesters made coughing and sneezing gestures during the commotion to scare-off protestors from the other side, the video shows.
All Lives Matter protestor intended to change the meaning of the kneeling-and-raising-a-fist gesture that is used to represent support for Black Lives Matter movement. The female protestor wearing an All Lives Matter T-shirt and Make America Great Again cap posed for pictures, making the gesture.
Also, All Lives Matter protestors photobombed another protester who was filming on his phone. The protester gave up and screamed “f–k you!” towards the group who made impolite hand gestures while he was filming.
All Lives Matter protesters chanted USA” and “commie scum” to drown out chants from the other group of protesters present at the scene. The commotion incited bad mouthing and obscene hand gestures from both parties.
All Lives Matter protesters are included members from Proud Boys, which is right-wing organization with all-male members that promotes ideas about white racial superiority and ethnocentrism. This definition comes from US Southern Poverty Law Center, founded to ensure that the promise of the civil rights movement becomes a reality.
Source: New York Post