An organization calling itself White Lives Matter protested outside the NAACP in Houston on Aug. 21 for not condemning alleged criminal violence by Black Lives Matter and other unidentified pro-black groups (video below).
"We came out here specifically today to protest against the NAACP and their failure in speaking out against the atrocities that organizations like Black Lives Matter and the pro-black organizations have caused," an unidentified White Lives Matter demonstrator told CW39.
The demonstrator did not specifically name these alleged "atrocities."
The protesters held up a banner that read "#whitelivesmatter" as well as a Confederate flag, which was waved by pro-slavery forces during the Civil War and racist Jim Crow supporters in the 20th century.
"I'd be a hypocrite if I said Black Lives Matter did not have a right to support their people, they do," the demonstrator added.
As a matter of record, the Black Lives Matter movement includes people of many races, not just black people.
"But they're out of control," the demonstrator asserted. "They're killing. They're destroying property. And what the problem is, is that the leadership in that organization are not condemning that type of activity."
The demonstrator did not name any specific instances in which Black Lives Matter killed people or destroyed property.
On July 8, Black Lives Matter responded to the shooting of Dallas police officers by reiterating their desire to end violence:
The Black Lives Matter Network advocates for dignity, justice, and respect ... Black activists have raised the call for an end to violence, not an escalation of it. Yesterday’s attack was the result of the actions of a lone gunman. To assign the actions of one person to an entire movement is dangerous and irresponsible. We continue our efforts to bring about a better world for all of us.
Rashad Turner, founder of Black Lives Matter in St. Paul, Minnesota, denounced violent protesters who blocked a highway in July.
"There were people outside of the community I didn’t recognize," Turner told TIME. "They were doing stupid stuff, and it’s something we don’t tolerate."