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    A protestor wearing a Guy Fawkes mask holds a sign as demonstrators march through the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, March 12, 2015

    At Least One Detained at Joint Black Lives Matter Rally in Houston

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    At least one person was detained during the rally held by both the Black Lives Matter civil-rights group and the Anonymous group in the US city of Houston, Texas, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Houston Chronicle reported Saturday that police officers detained a 22-year-old person who tried to remove the US flag from the flagstaff near the City Hal land to flip it upside down, within the framework of the march.

    The newspaper added that dozens of protesters, many of whom were wearing Guy Fawkes masks as part of the so-called Million Mask March, participated in the rally that was organized by the two groups.

    The Black Lives Matter movement was established after Ferguson, Missouri police shot dead African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida in July 2013. It has become a political force in the United States since.

    The Million Mask demonstration is an annual event, which has been held across the globe since 2012.


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    • Adrienne Adonis
      What is the percentage of black on black crimes in the US ? Maybe they should put their focus on that first. ! The police should not even patrol the streets in black communities and let them police themselves ....... This way they can't blame white cops for their own personal destruction. That's the only solution. The black people in the US will never ever like white cops or black cops because they don't like authority at all. There is no structure in the family to begin with so you can't assume they will abide to law and order in the streets. This is the result of most black families have a broken family structure since infancy. The hatred blacks have for cops is an irreparable situation. So what does the US govt do instead ? Well they take these blacks that hate white people and displace them into white neighborhoods. once that happens across the US , drugs come in, rapings occur, robberies, home values drop immediately so now your equity in your home has vanished ( which for most people is their retirement nest egg ) ........ So nothing good comes from the displacement of these people in other decent communities.
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