Just outside the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s office in Houston, about 20 people staged a protest Sunday, holding up a “White Lives Matter” banner.
The protesters also waved confederate flags, and some carried rifles, while one of them shouted through a bullhorn.
“We came here because the NAACP headquarters is here and that’s one of the most racist groups in America,” Scott Lacy, a spokesman with the group, stated.
Ken Reed, another member, said Black Lives Matter and other organizations have resulted in the “attack and killing of police officers, the burning down of cities and things of that nature. If they’re going to be a civil rights organization and defend their people,” he said, “they also need to hold their people accountable.”
“We’re not out here to instigate or start any problems,” Reed said. “Obviously we’re exercising our Second Amendment rights but that’s because we have to defend ourselves. Their organizations and their people are shooting people based on the color of their skin. We’re not. We definitely will defend ourselves, but we’re not out here to start any problems.”
A group of black residents eventually gathered across the street, and police arrived with barricades and horses.
After the White Lives Matter protestors left, the Houston Chronical reported that a group of local residents – white people and African-American people – held hands in the parking lot and joined together in prayer.
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