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Sat Jun 6, 2020, 04:29 PM

Fact check: Huntington Beach photos comparing coronavirus protest, BLM protest are real

Even though reop protesters showed up armed, Huntington Beach police only showed up with a heavy presence at the smaller anti-police violence protest, then allowed racist counter protesters to disrupt the protest.




https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/06/05/fact-check-huntington-beach-coronavirus-blm-protest-photos-real/3154358001/

The claim: A Black Lives Matter protest at Huntington Beach had heavy police presence with smaller crowds while a coronavirus protest in the same area had a larger crowd with light police presence

A recent Facebook post compares two photos allegedly from recent protests in Huntington Beach, California. The first photo that claims to come from a beach closure protest appears to have larger crowds with no police, while a Black Lives Matter protest in the same area is shown to have a smaller crowd with police blocking off a main intersection.

The bottom of the photo is captioned, “1. Huntington beach, covid-19 protest 2. Huntington beach, black lives matter protest.”

Users noted their frustration with the differences in the photos commenting “one group brought weapons and one group didn’t…” Another comment reads, “In so many other cases involving white protesters, police were there to protect and the protest was allowed to continue. In this case, the police shut it down as an ‘unlawful gathering.’ It’s a double standard.”

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Reply Fact check: Huntington Beach photos comparing coronavirus protest, BLM protest are real (Original post)
TomCADem Jun 6 OP
aquamarina Jun 6 #1
Ferrets are Cool Jun 6 #2
Cha Jun 6 #3
Initech Jun 6 #4
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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 04:47 PM

1. Glad to see this stark comparison.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 04:50 PM

2. Amazing to see the REAL reason for the protest right up in ya face.

SMH

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 04:52 PM

3. KR!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 04:55 PM

4. Holy shit that was two weeks ago? It feels like that was 3 years ago.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 04:59 PM

5. Yep the police cars at the BLM protest kind

of stand out.

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Sat Jun 6, 2020, 05:01 PM

6. police: "...we're not racist and violent !!" Black folk: "... here's some pictures" Police: "oops"

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