Black Lives Matter held a peaceful demonstration in Dallas and five police officers who were doing their duty in keeping the demonstrators safe were gunned down. Another peaceful demonstration was held in Memphis, Tennessee, on Sunday by Black Lives Matter. That demonstration was not exactly peaceful. Thank goodness nobody was killed. Do Black Lives Matter protesters not know what “peaceful” means?
The First Amendment ensures the right of the people to assemble peaceably. Many things can be accomplished by a peaceful demonstration. It’s when things get out of hand that people start to lose sympathy for a cause. The media wants us to believe that Black Lives Matter protests are peaceful, but the facts tell a different story.
Protesters blocked a highway into the city of Memphis. That particular highway, Interstate 40, is the only route into the city from neighboring Crittenden County, Arkansas. It is an emergency route for ambulances to bring patients into the hospital in Memphis. Blocking this vital route could result in unnecessary suffering or even death. But that’s not all. Black Lives Matter protesters stopped a transport truck and were climbing and jumping on it. Peaceful? According to their behavior, we don’t think so.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The First Amendment ensures the right of the people to peaceably assemble — the key word here is “peaceably.” The media would have the public believe that Black Lives Matter protests are all peaceful, however, the scene with rioters on Sunday in Memphis, Tennessee, proved that this is not the case.
Black Lives Matter protesters gathered to protest last week’s police shootings of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana. What ensued was anything but peaceful — rioters blocked I-40 and proceeded to climb up and jump on a tractor-trailer.
Interstate 40 in Memphis is the only route into the city from neighboring Crittenden County, Arkansas, for people to receive emergency medical treatment. Crittenden County has lacked a hospital since 2014.