In the wake of the heinous mass shooting in Charleston last week, #BlackLivesMatter protesters descended on the city this weekend and set about vandalizing a historical monument to get their point across.
— Lauren Selsky (@LJSelsky) June 21, 2015
The ‘protesters’ directed their anger at a Confederate memorial statue Saturday night, scrawling “black lives matter” and “This was the problem #racist” in red spray paint on the base of the Fort Sumter statue.
— Jason Tighe (@jtighe08) June 21, 2015
The graffiti also targeted South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Charleston Mayor Joe Riley with the words “Riley and Haley — why defend this evil — This is the root of our evil.”
Other ‘protesters’ burned confederate flags at the scene.
And this flag burns. Charleston. pic.twitter.com/Ej1krDtr6u
— deray mckesson (@deray) June 21, 2015
— Keegan Stephan (@KeeganNYC) June 19, 2015
Those at the scene documented Code Pink activists also taking part in the ‘protest’.
— Mike DeSumma (@MikeDeSumma) June 21, 2015
While this will endear very few rational people to their movement, as per usual, professional race baiters praised the action, and referred to it as ‘tagging’.
Confederate statue in downtown Charleston tagged. pic.twitter.com/QDXjWDwpdK
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) June 21, 2015
@ShaunKing smh fight negative with negative it doesn't create positive.
— peacefiend ✨ (@big_BOSSlady) June 21, 2015
— Prudence Paine (@PruPaine) June 21, 2015
@ShaunKing This doesn't help the cuase only hurts good folks trying to get things done the right way
— Vernon Carter (@TrkTurner) June 21, 2015
Petty, pathetic, and ignorant. Solves absolutely nothing. @ShaunKing
— Ryan B. Leslie (@RyanBLeslie) June 21, 2015
— Daniel Ashley (@DanielAshley13) June 21, 2015
The City responded by covering the monument. Then others placed signs around it that read #AllLivesMatter – a clear rejection of the divisive agenda of the so called ‘protesters’.
— Melissa Boughton (@mboughtonPC) June 21, 2015
Charleston further responded to these people by telling them to get the hell out of their city. #GoHomeDeray was trending on Twitter, referring to agitator Deray McKesson who was seen in Charleston.
— Palmetto Princess ن (@CarolinaQueen__) June 20, 2015
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 21, 2015
As we have previously documented, Black Lives Matter supporters don’t seem to care about all lives, specifically black people killing other black people, despite the fact that black on black crime accounts for 93% of all black murder victims in the United States.
Many of their stunts From chanting for the deaths of police officers, to harassing parents and children in shopping malls, to blocking freeways, have simply turned off everyday Americans, encompassing racial division and engaging in destructive behaviour and even violence.
As we have documented at every turn, what started out as a potentially important opportunity to shine a spotlight on police brutality has quickly disintegrated after leaders of the movement chose to make it all about race rather than police abuse, ostracizing millions of Americans who might otherwise have supported their cause.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.