Chick-fil-A restaurants have been involved in a “Blue Lives Matter” campaign across America. Employees wear t-shirts with the words “Blue Lives Matter” boldly displayed. Blue Lives Matter is a movement that supports police officers.
Black Lives Matter leaders in Tennessee protested outside the Chick-fil-A restaurant in Johnson City. They claimed that they were protesting the restaurant’s support of Blue Lives Matter. It seems that supporters of Black Lives Matter don’t think the lives of law enforcement officers are of particular importance and should be protested.
Instead of grabbing baseball bats and riot gear, the manager of the Johnson City location, Darrell Fowler, and his staff took cups of lemonade out to the protestors.
Independent Journal reports:
Across the United States, cities large and small have seen Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests, some of which ended in both arrests and clashes with law enforcement.
On Saturday, BLM organizers in Tennessee held a protest in front of a Johnson City Chick-fil-A. They claimed to be protesting the restaurant “openly supporting the Blue Lives Matter movement,” WJHL reports.
Compared to some other protests, however, this was one that played out very differently — due in no small part to the way the manager of this Chick-fil-A chose to respond.