Armed White Lives Matter Group Protests Outside NAACP Office in Houston With Confederate Flags

A small group of so-called "White Lives Matter" protesters showed up with rifles and Confederate flags outside the NAACP office in Houston on Sunday.

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Remember that time alleged person Mike Huckabee said "Male Lives Matter" should replace the Black Lives Matter activism group? Well, this is kind of like that—just much worse. A group of so-called "White Lives Matter" protesters gathered outside the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) office in Houston on Sunday, the Houston Chroniclereported. Their goal, White Lives Matter member Ken Reed told the Chronicle, was to "protest against" the NAACP.

"We came out here to protest against the NAACP and their failure in speaking out against the atrocities that organizations like Black Lives Matter and other pro-black organizations have caused [like] the attack and killing of white police officers, the burning down of cities, and things of that nature," Reed said. "If they're going to be a civil rights organization and defend their people, they also need to hold their people accountable."

Despite the presence of assault rifles, White Lives Matter banners, and Confederate flags, Reed claimed his small group of protesters had no intention of instigating anything. "Obviously we're exercising our Second Amendment rights but that's because we have to defend ourselves," Reed told the Chronicle. "Their organizations and their people are shooting people based on the color of their skin. We're not. We definitely will defend ourselves, but we're not out here to start any problems."

The "crowd of nearly 20 White Lives Matter supporters" was cleared out by local police early Sunday afternoon, but not before one particular sign caught the eyes of reporters. One member of the group reportedly displayed a sign emblazoned with the "14 words" slogan, a slogan described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as "the best-known slogan of the U.S. white supremacist movement." In full, the slogan reads "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White children."

Houston rapper Scarface responded to the White Lives Matter protest by sending out this tweet on Monday morning:

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