Last Updated on February 17, 2022
Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle marched through a predominantly white neighborhood demanding residents to “give up” their homes and property.
Appearing in a video clip on Twitter that amassed over 1 million views, a group of BLM protesters demonstrate in a neighborhood, that was claimed to be a historically black part of town, chanting “Black Lives Matter.”
“Do you know that before your white ass came here, this was all black people?” the man in the clip says. “Do you know people like you came in here and basically bought all the land from the black people for less than what it was worth, kicked them out so you could live here? Do you know that?”
“’Cause if you don’t, now you f***ng do–now do something about it!” The man exclaims.
The man continues to yell at residents while other protesters demand that they “open their wallets” before going onto name the residents as “part of that problem.”
“So how do you plan to fix it?” The man asks. “As a gentrifier, because you are part of that problem,” he explains.
A female activist wielding a megaphone then demands residents to “give up” their homes in a short diatribe.
She says: “Give black people back their homes! You’re sitting there comfortably–comfortable as f*** as if they didn’t help gentrify this neighborhood! I used to live in this neighborhood, and my family was pushed out, and you’re sitting up there having a good time with your other white friends!”
Seattle BLM protesters march through residential neighborhoods and demand white people give up their homes.
“Give up your house. Give Black people back their homes.” “what are you going to do about it? Open up your wallets.”https://t.co/btRzqos0IR
— Katie Daviscourt (@KatieDaviscourt) August 14, 2020
Seattle has been hit particularly had by waves of protests, riots, and violence since the in-custody killing of suspected fraudster George Floyd on May 25.
One precinct was abandoned, leading to the short-lived formation of an anarchist commune that saw multiple murders and crime rates skyrocket until authorities regained control.
Police Chief Carmen Best resigned after the local council unanimously voted to defund the police in favor of a so-called “‘Gender-Affirming, Anti-Racist’ Department of Community Safety” that was pilloried by many for its Orwellian phrasing.