Of course, a pro-police rally in Vermont attracted another “Karen” who has gone viral for spewing hate about #BlackLivesMatter.
According to VTDigger.org, the rally in support of Vermont law enforcement was held on the Statehouse steps on Saturday morning. Eventually, counter-protestors joined the crowd and by mid-day #BlackLivesMatter supporters increased to 150 people, according to VTDigger.org. The event began with a few hundred pro-police supporters gathering to hear stories in support of cops but within an hour, the two opposing demonstrators clashed.
Counter-protestors took over the left side of the Statehouse steps, playing music out of a loudspeaker and chanting words like “Black lives matter” and “no justice, no peace; defund police.” They nearly drowned out the pro-cop rally’s speakers.
In a video that went viral, one white woman is caught on camera interrupting a man by yelling, “Black lives don’t matter at all to me. White lives matter. You’ve had everything. Free f*cking everything. Blacks have been coddled for years.”
The woman continues, “free college, free everything. Your test scores are higher. Everything! Free college, free everything and it’s still not enough and never will be. Never will be.”
The woman then holds up a sign that reads “God Bless Our Police Force” and then she turns it around with writing on the back that appears to read “BLM = Terrorist.” Meanwhile, someone yells in the background, “So you’re saying you’re a white supremacist? That’s what I’m hearing.” The woman responds, “Black lives don’t f*cking matter to me.” When the person yelling in the background asks for the white woman’s name, she walks away with her sign.
Pro-BLM demonstrators also told VTDigger.org of other racist incidents during the protests. Zanevia Wilcox, a racial justice advocate who has spoken at other Black Lives Matter demonstrations, said she was called a “f*cking ni**er” in the middle of the confrontation.
“The reason why we came here today was really to show that we’re not afraid — and we see you, and we’ve been seeing you,” she said. “If you go far enough in Vermont, you’ll see it without a rally. You’ll see it without the signs and the yelling.”
Noel Riby-Williams, who helped organize the Black Lives Matter protest told VTDigger.org, “I’m not shocked, because I know Vermont has its really racist undertones. And the racism here is probably even scarier than in other places — it’s hidden, and you don’t know when it’s going to come, and it will shock you at any moment.”
“I just hope and pray that these people really realize what they’re standing for,” Riby-Williams continued. “By standing for police brutality, you’re allowing people to be killed.” Protests against police violence have ignited across the world after George Floyd died at the hands of the Minneapolis police.
Despite the heated confrontation at the Vermont state capital, things eventually cooled down after the rally ended. Some conversation even occurred between BLM supporters and pro-police demonstrators. Riby-Williams explained that although she thought “even them being out here today is racist behavior,” there were productive conversations during the day.
“It’s definitely a reminder that we need to keep showing up for Black lives, and showing the importance of Black lives,” she said. “I really think that although this day has had a lot of shouting and yelling, there’s been lots of conversations. I’ve seen people on both sides talking and just trying to understand both sides. Conversations is where it starts, and if we don’t have conversations, nothing will change.”
Montpelier Police Chief Brian Peete said Saturday evening that no arrests were made during the demonstrations.
'Karens' Gone Wild: Videos Show Privileged White Women Can't Stop Trying To Police Black People
1. Tigger flag Karen
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Nosy woman complains about a flag pic.twitter.com/srQk12YmW9— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) August 9, 2021
2. Victoria's Secret Karen
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Karen charges at a black woman and then turns on white woman tears when she realizes she’s being recorded. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/9gzksgorLN— chris evans (@chris_notcapn) July 12, 2021
3. Mailbox Karen
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I wish a Karen would roll up and call herself taking a package from my house because she suspects “something is going on in there.”— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) July 7, 2021
What is wrong with these white women? pic.twitter.com/ROX3zLPcTY
4. Karen goes shopping at Ross
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This happened at a Ross Dress for Less…— Your cousin’s friend (@michaelharriot) June 13, 2021
Told you. pic.twitter.com/FkSLsgxPUc
5. Karen Defaces Monument To Only Black Member Of Lewis And Clark Expedition5 of 33
6. Judith Ann Black, racist Burger King Whopper KarenSource:Sumter County Sheriff’s Office 6 of 33
7. Stephanie Denaro, AKA "Bagel Karen"
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RACIST Anti-Masker Karen Calls Black Bakery worker B**** Ass N-word for denying service. pic.twitter.com/nRsF95RFmK— Karen (@crazykarens) March 24, 2021
8. Courtside Karen
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PRAY FOR LEBRON pic.twitter.com/Z8oAhl2kqf— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) February 2, 2021
9. Arlo SoHo Karen
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Wow! This woman made baseless claims against @keyonharrold and his 14yo son at @arlohotels Arlo SoHo — then assaulted them, scratching Keyon & tackling his boy. Worse, the hotel manager defended & empowered her actions, and refused to apologize after her claims were proven wrong! pic.twitter.com/LqHboiAEd6— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) December 27, 2020
10. Trader Joe's 'Karen'
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This is a Trader Joe’s today. In Los Angeles. Cases are through the roof in California. Is there any way to reach these people?— Read Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire (@JoshuaPotash) June 27, 2020
11. 'Karen' the angry neighbor
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hey guys!! this is my new neighbor!! pic.twitter.com/yZxsQD1daS— bailey (@bailey3jenkins) June 27, 2020
12. ‘Karen’ Pulls Gun On Black Woman And Daughter After Chipotle Argument12 of 33
13. Nurse ‘Karen’ Fired
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Caron Jones — that’s Caron with a “K” as in “Karen” 👩🏼⚕️ — also called the Black Lives Matter movement a "ploy" for Black votes before the North Carolina nurse got fired for her racist social media posts.https://t.co/WQn68gNToF— NewsOne (@newsone) July 1, 2020
14. St. Louis 'Karen'14 of 33
15. ‘Karen’s Husband’ Investigated After Calling Cops On Black Men15 of 33
16. Convenience Store ‘Karen’
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It was the I’m the wrong nigga for me 😭 pic.twitter.com/2Rv33NNn2k— HEAVYY ON IT 🗣💕 (@HeavyyCampp) June 25, 2020
17. Nurse ‘Karen’ Loses Her Job For ‘Black Privilege’ Video17 of 33
18. Seattle ‘Karen’ Has A Total Meltdown After Black Driver Records Her ‘White Tears’
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"I HAVE A BLACK HUSBAND!"— NewsOne (@newsone) June 23, 2020
A "Karen" in Seattle identified as Leah completely lost it when Karlos Dillard, a Black man, confronted and recorded her after he says he was the victim of her racist road rage.
The video has gone viral as Karening gets worse.https://t.co/X5ryYpQlhF
19. Officer ‘Karen’ Is Slammed For Crying White Tears Over McDonald’s Wait19 of 33
20. Kroger ‘Karen’ Blocks Black Mother From Pulling Out Of Parking Lot Over ‘Gatorade’20 of 33
21. San Francisco ‘Karen’ Who Called Cops Over ‘BLM’ Art
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A white couple call the police on me, a person of color, for stencilling a #BLM chalk message on my own front retaining wall. “Karen” lies and says she knows that I don’t live in my own house, because she knows the person who lives here. #blacklivesmatter pic.twitter.com/rOpHvKVwgP— James Juanillo (@jaimetoons) June 12, 2020
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23. Karen's husband
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Racism rots your brain pic.twitter.com/OuzPmyRN6d— Khary Penebaker (@kharyp) May 17, 2020
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On the next episode of “are white people ok? 👀”.... meet Red Lobster Karen 🦞 pic.twitter.com/ElgRipPyrU— Lives in a Police State. ✊🏽🦺🌈 (@angel_felixv) May 13, 2020
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I can’t believe this is real. This lady went out to video shame everyone who dared to have fun in the sun at the beach and then she yelled at a Trader Joe’s worker over social distancing.— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 18, 2020
Karen needs to just stay home and leave the rest of us alone... 🙄🤦🏻♂️pic.twitter.com/QUeZkRSudW
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K*ren: "Arrest me"— Scottie PIPM (@scottiepipm) April 23, 2020
K*ren: 😲 pic.twitter.com/5NJnPsSj8k
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I’m baffled. Just saw this on the news. Woman who drove 1.5 hours to go to the beach with her family complains about other people at the beach who have done the same as her. Does she not see she’s part of the problem #StayAtHomeSaveLives #COVIDIDIOTS pic.twitter.com/iowllyZEk2— Colm McAfee (@mcafee77) May 17, 2020
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Video Shows ‘Karen’ Ranting About ‘Coddled’ Black People As BLM And Pro-Police Protestors Clash was originally published on newsone.com