Fargo’s “White Lives Matter” Protest Brought Out Mostly Black Lives Matter Supporters
Late last week, I saw a Facebook post by Valley News Live (Fargo), asking the public if they were going to attend the planned "White Lives Matter" rally (or a counter rally) on April 11. Shortly after seeing that question, I saw a couple of posts, circulating a "White Lives Matter" flyer. After the events that took place in Fargo (and around the country) this past Sunday, I was shocked at the outcome.
According to reports, in North Dakota and throughout the country, hardly anyone showed up in support of "White Lives Matter." Instead, the counter protesters showed up. So, where were all the "White Lives Matter" supporters?
NBC News states that, though "White Lives Matter" protests were planned throughout the United States, but these types of movements have basically been forced underground "by increased scrutiny from the media, law enforcement agencies and far-left activists who infiltrate their private online spaces and disrupt their attempts to communicate and organize." NBC News also describes the events as "unpopular and unorganized." Get more details about Sunday's country-wide rallies here.
I have to say that I am impressed with the people of Fargo who showed up in support of the Black community. After seeing the question posed by Valley News Live, I was thinking things would go much differently in Fargo this weekend. But what was the point of causing such a stir to just not show up?
If anything, the failed country-wide "White Lives Matter" protests just brought more attention to and support for Black Lives Matter.