BLM March Draws UNCP Students, Faculty, Staff and Counter-Protesters

By Zachary Young, Editor-in-Chief 

 

The Pembroke “Black Lives Matter” march in late June resulted in one arrest and various citations. Personal accounts and social media images document some of the events that transpired during the march.

Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs, a Lumbee Indian, and the UNCP American Indian Studies Department Chair, participated and reported to a faculty discussion group that the counter-protesters outnumbered the 150 or so BLM marchers. Jacobs said the opposing crowd threw water bottles and beer cans at the marchers and used the N-word.

“They tried their best to shout us down and one or two made more noise with their motorcycles, slowing down to keep pace with the marchers, but they didn't make anyone give up. One guy was there with some sort of assault rifle in a sling on his shoulder,” said Jacobs.  She later found out on Facebook that he was a non-Indian from out of town

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Black Lives Matter march in Pembroke on June 26. Submitted photo by Michael Leek.

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