HOUSTON — A White Lives Matter rally was held outside the offices of the Anti-Defamation League in Houston to protest the organization labeling White Knights of America a hate group.
Tensions ran high as two opposing protests clashed.
"Anytime you mention the word white in front of civil liberties to mainstream people, it discredits the 'civil liberties' part," White Lives Matter member Ken Reed said. "They have a black caucus. They have a black college fund. They have black civil rights organizations, and that's fine. They have the right to do so, but we have the right to do so also, and there's a double standard in this country. Because as soon as we do it, we become evil, we become racists, we become Neo-Nazis."
"It's very sad to see that people can have so much hate in their hearts first of all and just so much air in their heads, it's quite amazing...they don't know what they're doing obviously most of them just think it's kind of funny the whole situation so they don't really care...they're not convicted they're just here to make us mad," expresses opposing protester Bronte Mackenzie Westmoreland.
WLM protester Scott Lacy said the ADL's label is unwarranted.
"We've done all of our protests have been nothing but peaceful, law-abiding. Nothing like the opposition obviously. They are murdering, killing, murdering, burning down cities, for the killing of all white folk, yet they're not labeled a hate group", WLM protester Scott Lacy said.
Meanwhile, the sentiment was not mutual on the opposing side of the street.
"These fascists are really walking over here saying 'white lives matter' like they've never mattered before, [but] they've always mattered," BLM protester Sabrina Holler said. "They have never had to worry about their children going outside and riding their bikes and getting gunned down or chased by police. They've never had to worry about getting pulled over and gunned down and killed because of their skin color. They've never had to; we've always had to! We've always had to worry."