Pro-KKK protesters chant ‘Trump! Trump!’ at Florida rally to change Confederate-named streets
A group of white supremacist protesters tried to disrupt a rally in Hollywood, FL on Wednesday by chanting “Trump! Trump!” at people demonstrating at City Hall to protest the fact that three streets in the city are still named after racist U.S. Confederates.
The Miami New Times reported that a wide coalition of rights groups came together to demonstrate on Wednesday in favor of renaming streets named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee, pro-slavery crusader John Bell Hood and the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest.
A smaller counter-protest formed on Wednesday of pro-Confederate white supremacists who waved U.S. flags and pro-Trump banners, then after chanting “Losers!” at the anti-Confederate demonstrators, they launched into chanting the president’s name.
The chant mirrors what has been happening in schools across the country in which white students bully their black and Latino classmates by chanting Trump’s name.
Jasmen Rogers of Broward County’s Black Lives Matter coalition told the New Times that the protesters also chanted “White lives matter” at the anti-Confederate demonstrators.
Among the counter-protesters was at least one man with known neo-Nazi associations, the New Times said. The group flew flags associated with the League of the South, a pro-Confederate organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has deemed a racist hate group.
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The pro-Trump chant begins at the 11-minute mark in the video embedded below: