Black Lives didn't seem to matter on Saturday

News 100 blueBy Pepper Parr

June 13th, 2020



The Black Lives didn’t seem to matter all that much on a nice sunny Saturday afternoon when they had announced that they were going to protest what they saw as unacceptable social behavior to the Black community.

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Civic Square was barren – not a protester in sight.

This battle between Kelly’s Bake Shop and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement had been boiling for a bit – taking up all kinds of oxygen on social media sites.

A protest demonstration had been promoted for Saturday afternoon at 4:00 pm

Kelly’s public relations people said they understood the protest event was not going to take place – saying that information came from the police.

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Police cruiser parked across the street from city hall.

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Police cruiser with camera mounted to allow for 360 crowd capture.

The police didn’t give out any information but they did plan to have a presence at whatever event took place.  Two cruisers were parked adjacent to city hall and another was driving around the area.

Turns out no one showed up – and no one said that no one would be showing up.

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Sign on the Kelly’s Bake Shop front door: No cup cakes – not even take out for the BLM crowd

Kelly Childs wasn’t at all sure there wasn’t going to be a crowd – she closed up shop at 2:00 pm.

Much ado about nothing – but there is an issue here that does need to be fully addressed.

Related news stories:

Black Lives Matter hold march – 5000 take part

BLM announce a protest event at Civic Square

Kelly’s Bake Shop PR firms says it wont take place

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