This is disgusting and sad. A video of an interracial couple being attacked at a restaurant in Tennessee following a 'White Lives Matter' rally in Tennessee.
Via The Root
Despondent after their racistpalooza festival drew fewer people than a “Make America Great Again” party at Howard’s homecoming, “White Lives Matter” rallygoers attacked an interracial couple at a Tennessee restaurant, beating a white woman bloody in the process.
Organizers decided to cancel a Murfreesboro, Tenn., “White Lives Matter” protest after the Shelbyville, Tenn., demonstration fell short of expectations on Saturday. Instead, around 20 members showed up at the Corner Pub in Brentwood, Tenn., and noticed a black man and white woman minding their own business and decided to harass them. A Facebook user captured pictures and video of the incident, describing it this way:
I went to Brentwood this evening to escape the rally chaos in Murfreesboro. Guess who showed up at the restaurant I was at. I recognized them as soon as they walked in, and I wondered if anyone else there knew. These guys, maybe 20 of them, dressed in all black, paraded through to an adjoining room, and immediately started harassing a biracial couple there. It broke out into a huge fight with them busting open the face of the white girl who was furious with them for harassing them. I honestly can’t believe this is happening. My heart hurts. I’m shaking and trying not to cry. I try to always stay positive on FB, but I think in light of today’s events, I get a pass...I’m just mortified.
P. S. When I left, the police were still there speaking with the biracial couple. I really wanted to, and wished I would have, gone over to give them a hug. #justloveeachother
As for how this actually escalated, The Root reports the couple went outside to avoid confrontation yet were attacked.
According to the New York Daily News, the group spotted a 30-year-old white woman eating dinner with a 37-year-old black man and told her she should join them instead. When the woman asked her who they were with, one of the members of the
master raceCaucasian thugs responded, “Guess.”
“White Lives Matter,” she replied.
The woman reportedly went outside to de-escalate the situation, but even though they forgot their pitchforks and tiki torches, the angry white mob followed her outside the restaurant, surrounded her and punched her in the face. A YouTube video captured the incident, showing the victim being slugged by the not supremacists:
Matthew Heimbach, a white nationalist leader, was allegedly present but claims the victim threw the first punch. Authorities say the racists quickly loaded up their cars and drove off in vehicles bearing Wisconsin and New York license plates.
Authorities have not said whether they have issued warrants for the people involved because they are still investigating. There’s probably not enough evidence to convict them. After all, the only evidence they have is hearsay ...