Trump supporters stand on the BLM mural during the ‘Stop the Theft’ protest: ‘We are making a statement’.


Supporters of President Donald Trump deliberately stood on a Black Lives Matter mural during a “Stop the Theft” protest after being instructed to do so by a prominent white nationalist.

A few dozen demonstrators took to the streets in Lansing, Michigan, on Wednesday to show their support for Trump and his refuted claims that the election had been “stolen” by the Democrats in the midst of a large-scale electoral fraud for which the government has provided no conclusive evidence.

The protest was documented by independent reporter Brendan Gutenschwager, who posted videos of the men in red MAGA hats who participated in the rally led by Nick Fuentes.

In the past, Fuentes, an extreme right-wing moderator of the America First podcast, has said that segregation is “better” for blacks and that the First Amendment is “not written for Muslims.

A clip posted on Twitter by Gutenschwager shows the protesters walking through Lansing before they come across a Black Lives Matter mural across the street.

Fuentes then says to the men, “Spread out over the mural, we’ll make a statement,” followed by cheers and laughter from Trump supporters.

Nick Fuentes leads the crowd of Trump followers to the Black Lives Matter mural in downtown Lansing #Michigan #Lansing #BLM

– Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) November 11, 2020

The crowd was also seen chanting “BLM sucks” and “10 more years” as they made their way through the Capitol in Lansing.

Elsewhere, a Black Lives Matter activist, identified only as Renee, was filmed approaching Trump supporters on the steps of the Capitol.

After suggesting to the group that “if a colored woman is speaking, you should listen,” the men began to puff and laugh at her, with Fuentes adding, “The opposite of what you just said is true.

âWe won!â Chants of the Trump supporters as they challenge a Black Lives Matter protestor over the election results #Lansing #Michigan #Election2020

– Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) November 11, 2020

After Renee explained to the protesters that Joe Biden had won the election over Trump, the men repeatedly began chanting “we won”.

There have been no reports of violence or major incidents as a result of the small demonstration.

A major “Stop the Steal” protest is planned for Saturday, November 14, in Washington, D.C., along with the extreme right-wing “Million MAGA March” which the Proud Boys’ supporters are expected to attend.

Earlier this week, the organizing website Eventbrite took down a page promoting a “March for Trump”, which is also scheduled to take place on Saturday at Freedom Plaza.

Eventbrite told the rally organizers that it had taken down the page promoting the march because it violated its policy against “harmful misinformation.

A page from Eventbrite promoting another “Stop the Theft” rally in Lansing on Saturday also appears to have been removed.

In a statement to Washington Newsday, an Eventbrite spokesman said: “We encourage people to express their views and to gather safely for a specific purpose, as long as it is done in a way that does not violate our terms.

“We prohibit any event, content or creator that shares or promotes potentially harmful misinformation and/or contributes to the risk of violence or physical harm. We have informed the creators that we have removed this event from our platform”.


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