‘N****rs go home’: BLM activists confronted by white mob after Chicago cop guns down black man
A group of Black Lives Matter activists who showed up to check on the family of a black man who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer were threatened by a white mob and told “n****rs go home,” reports DNAInfo.
According to police, Joshua Beal, 25, was shot and killed by a police officer Saturday afternoon after getting into a road rage incident with an off-duty firefighter while Beal was participating in a funeral procession.
Police state that Beal was shot to death after failing to drop a gun when confronted by the police officer, but refused to say whether the man fired his weapon.
Saturday evening, a group of Black Lives Matters activists attempted to visit the site of the shooting to check on Beal’s family only to run into a mob holding a “Blue Lives Matter” flag and telling them to go away.
According to BLM activist Kofi Ademola, his group didn’t come to the area to protest, but to speak with Beal’s family
“There was no protest,” Ademola said. “We were there to check on the family to make sure they were safe. Next thing we knew, we were surrounded by a bunch of angry white people. Nobody said anything to them.”
In a video posted on Facebook, a man can be heard telling them, if they don’t support police, “you’re a criminal,” while another man told them to get out of his neighborhood.
“A young white guy [walked] up with a baseball bat,” Ademola said. “The police took the baseball bat from him. White people are driving by and yelling at us ‘n****rs go home!’ Get the f— out of here! Blue Lives Matter.’ More of them got out of the car and chanted ‘CPD! Blue Lives Matter.'”
According to Ademola, police kept the groups separated from each other on opposite sides of the street.
Police authorities have not released the name of the officer and are currently investigating the shouting.
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