Heavily Armed Black-Clad Militia March against Police Violence in Louisiana (+Video)
- October, 05, 2020 - 12:26
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A black-clad militia group, called NFAC, assembled in Lafayette, Louisiana to protest police violence amid growing racial tensions in the United States.
Several hundred black-clad NFAC members, many of them carrying assault rifles, paraded through Lafayette on Saturday. The column included people wearing body armor and other tactical gear, RT reported.
The march was held to seek justice for Trayford Pellerin, a black man who was shot and killed by Lafayette police in August. The militia was also reportedly motivated to hold a rally in the city after a Louisiana congressman allegedly threatened them in a Facebook message.
The NFAC leader, who calls himself Grandmaster Jay, gave a speech during the event in which he argued that US President Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan doesn’t apply to black people. “I can’t remember a time in this country when it was great for us,” he said, and then led the crowd in chants of “black power.”
The march ended peacefully, but one individual was detained after accidentally discharging his firearm. NFAC told the media that the person involved was not part of their organization.