Annie Peterson | Civil Patriot
I’m trying to imagine what it must’ve been like for those unsuspecting shoppers at Wegmans grocery store in Rochester New York on Tuesday. There they were, minding their own business, when 200+ BLM activists trapped them inside the store.
Equally as frightening: the Rochester police department did little to stop the activity, at least not from early reports. Also disturbing but not entirely surprising: the BLM activists laid out their plan on Twitter, where they were not censored or called to account by anyone.
Does anyone else think we’re living in an upside-down world? No? Just me?
The demonstrators were part of a group called Free the People Roc. They were protesting what they have called “Daniel’s Day.” Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Daniel Prude (a 41-year-old naked black man who died after an encounter with police).
According to Fox News:
Explicit video showed the 41-year-old naked Black man whimpering as police held him to the pavement on a frigid night last March after handcuffing him and putting a mesh spit hood over his head. The officers, who were suspended, held him down for about two minutes until Prude stopped breathing. He died a week later.
Police initially described his death as a drug overdose. It went mostly unnoticed. But nightly protests erupted after body camera video of the actual incident was released nearly six months later following pressure from Prude’s family.
Protestors made it a goal to shut businesses down to commemorate Daniel’s death. They made their way to Wegman’s, where they attempted to get inside but were locked out. Unfortunately, that meant that nearly 100 shoppers were locked inside.
One customer had it out with a BLM activist, stating her opinion about the incident. I wish I’d been a fly on the wall when that conversation was taking place.
It’s probably politically incorrect of me to say that I don’t get it. I don’t see how inconveniencing shoppers in a grocery store will help promote their cause, but that’s just me.
Then again, I am helping spread their story, so maybe their cause is being promoted, after all.
To watch the video of the protest in action, click here.