An unidentified white man had a profane-filled meltdown after he was caught tearing down protest signs (against police brutality) on Juneteenth (June 19) in Berkeley, California.
Henriette Selestine, who posted the signs and filmed the man, described what happened on Facebook:
As many of you know, I started a call to action to #ChalkforJustice tomorrow, 6/20 because one of my neighbors complained about my kids and I chalking #BlackLivesMatter on the sidewalk.
About an hour ago, in my Berkeley neighborhood my kids and I were doing some chalking when I noticed a white man rip down my Chalk for Justice signs and rip them up.
I confronted him here and captured some of the interaction on video. (Mind you I’m pregnant and had my two toddlers with me.) Fortunately, one of my white neighbors and another passerby jumped in and confronted the man as he walked away.
This is why it is so important that EVERYONE show their solidarity for #BlackLivesMatter. This is the kind of racist ignorance that is so pervasive STILL on Juneteenth in 2020.
KCBS Radio reporter Doug Sovern noted that Selestine is mixed race:
Important to know, I should add, that the woman who shot this video, who is being excoriated by this man, is mixed race and identifies as black. https://t.co/uqvP3WKJDF— sovernnation (@SovernNation) June 19, 2020
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