Black Lives Matter protesters distinguished themselves on March 6 in Louisville, Ky. by berating a crowd of teen and preteen girls and their parents who were in town for a cheerleading competition. The antagonistic and sign-carrying demonstrators loudly accused the visitors of displaying their “white privilege.”
The incident was reported at ptnewsnetwork.com.
The Louisville protesters had attempted to lead a protest caravan thoughout the downtown area that day, but had progressed only about one block before Louisville Metro Police Department officers intercepted the vehicles and shut down the caravan. For several hours the protesters tried to restart the protest, finally coming to a halt in front of the Louisville International Conventional Center, where the cheerleading event was scheduled to take place.
When families began arriving, the protesters started yelling at the school-age cheerleading competitors as they walked in and out of the convention center. Protesters used foul language, tried to yell to the children that they are “only alive due to their privilege” and telling the children that they should be “doing something black with their privilege.” The children they were yelling at appeared to be mostly girls aged between 3 and 15 years old, and the majority were white.
Any parent who tried to shut the protesters up was surrounded and verbally abused. Police did not intervene to stop the altercations for nearly the entire time, so the protest continued and the protesters continued to yell at small children.