Chick-fil-A Restaurant In Johnson City, Tennessee, Serves Black Lives Matter Protesters Upset by Chain’s Support of Blue Lives Matter

Courtesy: David Tomita
Courtesy: David Tomita

Saturday night, around 100 people lined the sidewalk of a busy intersection in Johnson City for a Black Lives Matter rally. Our crews were there as members of the Tri-Cities Black Lives Matter movement, like Brianne Murray, said they were coming together for a common cause.

“It’s not that no other race matters, we are just saying we are the ones under fire right now,” Brianne Murray said.

On Friday, organizers Michelle Horton and Whitney Prater told News Channel 11 they selected West Market Street in front of Chick-Fil-A because they wanted to send a message to the restaurant chain.

They said they do not agree with Chick-Fil-A openly supporting the Blue Lives Matter movement.

“We want to raise awareness especially with the blue lives matter campaign, which was a way to silence the black lives matter movement. That is one of the reasons that we chose to have it at Chick-Fil-A. We are not targeting that Chick-Fil-A specifically. The national Chick-Fil-A started that campaign”, said Prater.

In the end, the exchange between the attendees and those opposing the rally remained peaceful Saturday evening.

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