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Black Lives Matter Furious By Billboard On Protest Route

Though black community in Muncie, Indiana may not be facing racism and blatant police brutality, they still wanted to lend their voice to bring awareness to the subtleties of institutional racism that exist in our country.

They recently held a protest to stand in solidarity with protestors around the country who are calling for justice in the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling and an end to police brutality and racial profiling.

“On an individual level we just want to raise awareness of what’s going on,” protester Justin Darden told The Star Press. “We want to have a forum, because right now no questions are being answered.”

There were about 30 protesters at the event.

“If you know Victoria you know that I do not like being around police officers! You also know that I do everything I can to avoid even driving downtown lbvs,” one protester, Victoria Leavell, wrote on social media. “But today I was brave & very open minded and met with the Chief of police & a few other officers today. We need to find UNITY not just with our black community but with the police as well. By the end of the meeting I was very comfortable! It takes all of us to come together & make a change."

Mad World News reports that a massive digital billboard was erected not far from the protest that read, “Hate cops? The next time you need help, call a crackhead.”

Though it’s disturbing to think that all protesters automatically be taken for “cop haters,” it’s even more disturbing to think that tax dollar paid officers would be so petty as to discriminate against who they offer their services too. Discrimination is pretty much what people are upset about in the first place.

"I was very ashamed that something so dividing was present in Muncie," Megan Thomas told The Star Press after seeing the sign. S

However, Mad World News reports, that hours after the digital sign was put up it was replaced with commercial advertisements. A few days later the following messages appeared on the sign:

"Love, Respect, Support Law Enforcement," and "Love, Support, Support Law Enforcement."

Source: Mad World News
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