Chicago – Englewood residents banded together to push Black Lives Matter out of their neighborhood on Tuesday. The shooting of 20 year old Latrell Allen on Sunday left many people angry – but the residents of Englewood weren’t about to let Black Lives Matter and other groups come in and tear everything up. So they told them to get out… which they did after expletives and shoving.
A protest Tuesday started over a Chicago police-involved shooting and ended when Englewood residents pushed back. Expletives were dropped, and there was pushing and shoving, which forced the protesters to retreat.
A caravan started on 64th and Cottage Grove, and the protesters eventually ended up in front of the 7th District police station, but it didn’t last long.
“If you ain’t from Englewood, get the F*** out of here,” longtime neighborhood resident Darryl Smith told protesters…
…”A lot of people saying the looting started because of Englewood. We are tired of Englewood getting a black eye, those people were opportunist,” Smith said.
He says he’s not buying it and he and other Englewood residents had wanted the protesters from Black Lives Matter Chicago, Good Kids Mad City and other groups to leave.
After some tense moments, the protesters were sent packing, marching away from the 7th District police station.
“We refuse to let anyone come to Englewood and tear it up,” said activist Charles McKenzie.
EPIC 🔥👏🏾 Black Residents of Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood tell #blacklivesmatter they are not welcome in their community!.
“Y’all don’t ever show up when little kids & babies are being shot up (in gang violence)”
“We are not gonna let you destroy our Nieborhood” pic.twitter.com/nwrOWbxV4J
— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) August 13, 2020
“These people were opportunists.” And that is a fact that all MSM news media overlook. The Englewood residents knew the truth and did their best to stop fools from destroying their properties. Looting, rioting, all of that has nothing to do with waiting to hear the facts of any police-involved case. The Englewood residents understood and sent the protesters packing. The entire incident lasted only about an hour.
People have donated millions to Black Lives Matter, thinking they are giving to help Black communities. They are not, and sometimes companies and citizens (Buzzfeed) even give to groups with the same name believing they are giving to solve racial injustice. While it’s not totally true that they give “directly” to the DNC (ABC6), it is true that George Soros‘ Open Society donates millions to them. Soros is well known for using his money to manipulate societies to his liking. The violence they have become associated with, in addition to Antifa, has destroyed their “social justice” message.
It’s great that Englewood residents saw the light.
Featured photo: screenshot of Darryl Smith, a life long Englewood resident via Fox32 Chicago.