A Seattle, Wash., black liberation group planned a Black Friday march to urge people to shop only at black-owned businesses this Friday.
Black Liberation Front-Seattle, an “assertive” group aimed at fighting racism, also launched a four-hour demonstration called “BlackLivesMatterFriday 4.0-Racism. It Stops With Me” to show the country that racism is unacceptable.
Approximately 10,000 people have marked “interested” on social media for this event, and over 1,000 people have said they plan on attending the Friday demonstration.
— BlackLivesMatterSEA (@BLMSEA206) November 19, 2017
“We need to show that racism, stops with me (You) and that racism will be defeated forever and that racism is not acceptable in this country or world and also, Black Liberation Starts with you because until All Black People are free- Then no ones is free,” the event description reads.
The group not only has protests planned to show how “racism is alive and well” in America, but told people to buy only from black-owned businesses on Black Friday. Participants were asked to purchase black hoodies reading “Black Liberation Front” to match the organizers.
— BlackLivesMatterSEA (@BLMSEA206) November 20, 2017
“Instead of shopping on so called Black Friday instead make it a #BlackLivesMatterFriday and buy from black owned businesses and join us At Westlake Park in Seattle at 12 pm on Friday for #BlackLivesMatterFriday – 4th year going,” the group said in a Facebook post, linking to a website called webuyblack.com.
This report, by Amber Randall, was cross posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.