It’s that time of year once again. The time for people to put aside their differences and celebrate another year and a fantastic Christmas. For residents in West Allis, Wisconsin, Christmas is more than presents, it’s a time to decorate outlandishly and help raise money for children battling cancer. But this year it was something different as Black Lives Matter took it upon themselves to crash the Christmas tradition and remind people that Black Lives still matter.
Known as Candy Cane Lane, the celebration of life first started in 1984 when residents decided to collect donations for the MACC fund, also known as the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Inc. The collection was first started when one of the neighbor’s kids was diagnosed with cancer and has since grown into a city-wide event that attracts citizens from all over the state. The residents collaborate over the coming months to put on the display and all they ask in return are for small donations that will go towards finding a cure for childhood cancers.
As for the Candy Cane Lane Festival, the Black Lives Matter protestors decided that Black lives were more important than fighting cancer. While Christmas music played over the intercoms, the protestors marched and chanted using bullhorns, yelling at cars and onlookers as they passed by.
Several videos were released on social media showing the protestors disrupting the event. In the video, the protestors also called the People’s Revolution, stomped through the streets chanting “Black Lives Matter! And Whose Lane? Our Lane! Whose Streets? Our Streets!” It should be noted that the People’s Revolution isn’t just protesting on the behalf of Black Lives, they are also protesting the charges against a member who was accused of firing a weapon at a former police officer.
One resident who lives on Candy Cane Lane recalled his story. He said, “We open up the front door to see what all the commotion was about. It was a “Black Lives Matter” march going up and down my block and through Candy Cane Lane. These people saw my “Back the Badge” sign and “Trump 2020” sign and began to shout at us. They began to give us the middle finger and shouted, “F*** YOU F*** THE POLICE F*** TRUMP!” Uhm really? I am holding my ONE year old son in my arms. Glad to see how “peaceful” and “respectful” these people and protests really are lol. What a bunch of pieces of s**t.”
In the end, the police were called and luckily nobody was injured, but how long will Black Lives Matter go until the Democrats finally stand up and denounce the violence and hate they are spreading?