White Lives Matter Rally No Different Than Black Lives Matter
Both movements are creating division.
A planned neo-Nazi protest never appeared en masse, but the counter-demonstrators numbered in the hundreds, and were very motivated.
At Cazenovia Park in South Buffalo, 350 people showed up ready to tear into the business of a “White Lives Matter” rally, but it took 20 minutes for the first Neo-Nazi supporter to show his face, wearing a ‘White Pride’ T-shirt. It didn’t take long for that shirt to get ripped off of him.
Police ushered him away from a crowd mixed with local residents and a host of other groups. There were arguments, but bigger confrontations never happened.
Karl Hand, a Nazi-sympathizer and head of the Racial Nationalist Party of America, was there and handed out fliers trying to drum up support for his run for a Senate seat in New York. He barely got a chance to talk to the few people who showed up to support his stance.
“I came to hear what (Hand) had to say. Obviously I won’t be able to do that,” said Anthony Chaman, who says he favors white separation and stressed he wasn’t a “racist.”