WATCH: Black Protesters Force White People To Act As Shields Against Police, 'White Shield Make A Circle'

It’s been a hard summer for racial tensions, protests, and civil unrest.

The latest episode takes place in Rochester, New York, as Black Lives Matter activists marched in protest of the death of Daniel Prude.

The proposed solution to racism by the protestors seems to be using race-based formations as they march down the streets. Yes, you read that right: raced-based formations.

Apparently, this approach has popped up in multiple cities across the nation.

“Protesters in Rochester were seen forming their own variation last week as organizers screamed for ‘white shields’ to form a protective circle around black protesters. The strategy is designed so that the white people on the perimeter will receive the brunt of whatever police response comes, if one comes at all, based on the idea that because someone is white, they are less likely to be met with force by police.

“’If you’re white and you got a shield, you need to be making a perimeter from whatever this street is to whatever that street is. If you are black, stay in the middle,’ one woman with a megaphone shouts at assembled protesters in a video that surfaced online on Saturday.”

There seems to be little evidence that Daniel Prude was the victim of race-motivated policing. His brother, Joe, called the police because his brother was acting erratic and was walking the city naked at three in the morning.

After the police found Prude, he apparently was spitting at police, so they placed a “spit hood” over his head. During the encounter, Prude attempted to stand up, to which the police officers responded by pinning him to the ground to restrain him. The restraint was apparently forceful enough that he stopped breathing, and died a week later in the hospital.

If anything, the police used excessive force, which certainly is something to be decried and protested. However, there is no evidence that he was so treated because of his skin color.

There’s a certain irony, however, to the manner in which the protestors are responding. They are gathered to protest the death of a black man, which they claim died because of how police treat people of color. And what is their response? They put white people between themselves and the police, effectively enacting a type of racist self-organization.

There’s a popular saying which goes “Violence begets violence.” However, in this case, it seems it’s more appropriate to say “racism begets racism,”—or rather, “claims of racism beget racism.”

Daily Wire

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