In groups publish materials about white Americans – victims of crimes committed by members of racial minorities.
Instagram Facebook, Instagram, and Gab groups called for the White Lives Matter March in cities across the United States on April 11.
These groups distribute materials about white Americans who are victims of crimes committed by members of racial minorities and question the appropriateness of using the phrase Black Lives Matter in an environment where attempts to use its analogs in relation to other groups populations are condemned as racist. On the largest platform of the Telegram messenger campaign, there are already more than 1.8 thousand participants.
The groups gather information about plans to hold marches in various US cities, including Seattle, Detroit, Chicago, Orlando, and New York. The marches are positioned as peaceful, although group administrators advise participants to hide their faces, wear clothing without bright details, and plan their escape routes.
The presence of information about the preparation of a corresponding action in the capital of the state of Ohio, Columbus, was announced on Wednesday by a representative of the local police. According to him, which leads the TV channel WOSU, on April 11, security measures will be strengthened in the area of the building of the Ohio Legislative Assembly, where participants of the rally intend to gather. The Los Angeles Times reports that leaflets calling for participation in the march and campaigning in support of the racist Ku Klux Klan organization have been distributed in the suburbs of California’s largest city in recent days. One of the leading human rights organizations in the United States, the Anti-Defamation League, drew attention to the plans for the marches.
The use of variations of the slogan Black Lives Matter to emphasize the importance of preserving the lives of members of other groups of people usually faces condemnation in the United States since such words can be interpreted as a denial of the special difficulties that have befallen blacks in the United States due to slavery and its consequences. As a result, representatives of the extreme right and nationalist groups often use the slogan White Lives Matter to emphasize their rejection of the established order of things.