A group of white demonstrators, holding Confederate and American flags and a White Lives Matter banner, protested outside of the NAACP office in Houston, Texas Sunday afternoon, the Houston Chronicle reported.
“We came out here to protest against the NAACP and their failure in speaking out against the atrocities that organizations like Black Lives Matter and other pro-black organizations have caused the attack and killing of white police officers, the burning down of cities and things of that nature,” protester Ken Reed said. “If they’re going to be a civil rights organization and defend their people, they also need to hold their people accountable.”
Some of the group exercised their Second Amendment rights by holding rifles, but the protest was peaceful.
“We’re not out here to instigate or start any problems,” Reed told the Chronicle. “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.”
Some area African-Americans confronted the group with charges of racism before the protest was broken up by police at around 3:30 p.m.