Do ‘White Lives Matter’ in Charlotte? Internet Outrage Grows After Protests Turn Violent

  1. Home
  2. Culture Wars
By Heat Street Staff | 3:31 pm, September 23, 2016

The ongoing protests in Charlotte over the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott has some outraged observers wondering if “white lives matter.”


Sign up for our daily newsletter and get the latest stories from Heat Street


Influential finance blogger Zero Hedge, among others, have drawn attention to a video posted on social media that appears to show Charlotte protestors “beating, dragging, stripping, and laughing at an innocent white man.”

Many were also outraged by witness reports that Charlotte protesters had tried to throw a photographer into a burning fire.

Other videos emerged on social media showing protesters attacking white bystanders. Users tweeted them out using the hashtag #WhiteLivesMatter.

The left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center has described “White Lives Matter” as a “racist” and “neo-Nazi” movement established in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.