GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — A viral video of a person confronting a Black lives Matter protester in Germantown has town, and different protesters, responding.
In a video that’s been considered half 1,000,000 instances, Eddie Nelson stated he was standing close to Saddle Creek in Germantown on Saturday afternoon, holding an indication that stated, “Black Lives Matter.”
He stated he needed to get the message of Black Lives Matter to areas exterior of Memphis.
Nelson stated he was approached a number of instances by a person who recognized himself as Lloyd Crawford.
“I turned the video on for his security and for my security, I didn’t need any query as to what occurred,” Nelson stated.
Since then, the video has generated quite a lot of response and introduced demonstrators to Germantown once more on Monday.
Protesters stated they went to the enterprise listed for Crawford as a result of they needed solutions, however they have been met with locked doorways. They stated they’re protesting to start out a dialog.
“We should be out right here in Germantown, the place they don’t see it,” Antonio Gates stated. “Once they get pulled over by the police, they get officer pleasant. In my neighborhood, we get the officer that’s going to pin us on the bottom and put a knee in our again.”
The need to start out an actual dialog led protestors to an handle listed for Crawford, hoping to confront what they referred to as inaccurate messages about what Black Lives Matter is about.
They stated they needed to show the second right into a catalyst for change.
“It’s the identical factor that I needed after I was standing on the nook,” Nelson stated. “It’s simply to get this easy message that Black Lives Matter, and Black Lives Matter doesn’t cease at one zip code to a different. It’s all over the place.”
WREG tried to contact Crawford and Monetary Consulting Group, the place his enterprise card stated he labored, however we by no means acquired a response.
The mayor of Germantown issued a press release concerning the incident that learn, partly, “We additionally wish to be clear – our neighborhood is for everybody. You might be welcome. You might be secure … The voice of 1 particular person doesn’t signify the voices of the greater than 40,000 individuals who name Germantown their dwelling.”