‘When we see this flag we know the person flying it is a racist’: Black Lives Matter in Utah sparks outrage with Fourth of July post calling the Stars and Stripes ‘a symbol of hate’

The Utah chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement sparked anger on social media during the Fourth of July weekend after it posted a message on Facebook calling the American flag a ‘symbol of hate.’ The head of the organization defended the post, which the group wrote in response to a white supremacist march that took place in Philadelphia on Saturday. ‘When we Black Americans see this flag we know the person flying it is not safe to be around,’ the statement read. ‘When we see this flag we know the person flying it is a racist. When we see this flag we know that the person flying it lives in a different America than we do. ‘When we see this flag, we question your intelligence. We know to avoid you. It is a symbol of hatred.’ The post generated angry reaction on social media. ‘BLM is a phony organization that thrives in division,’ commented one Twitter user. Another commenter wrote: ‘I love this flag and love this country!! I fly it proudly regardless of what you want to call me!!’ Another Twitter user accused BLM of ‘declaring war on the US.’

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SOURCE: Daily Mail

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