Editor’s note: Article and accompanying videos contain profanity.
An angry crowd of protesters in Seattle began marching into residential neighborhoods this week, demanding that the white people inside their homes give up their houses and belongings to black Americans.
The group of about 50 protesters walked around in a quiet neighborhood on Wednesday and began berating locals who lived there, chanting “Black lives matter” and “We want it all,” according to video footage.
During one exchange, a man in the crowd began screaming at a nearby house, accusing the residents of “kicking out” black Americans.
“Do you know that before your white ass came here, this was all black people?” the man said.
“Do you know people like you came in here and basically bought all the land from the black people for less than what it was worth, kicked them out so you could live here,” he added. “Do you know that?”
Another woman in the crowd then told residents to “open their wallet” as the man continued to yell at the unidentified neighbors nearby.
“So how do you plan to fix it?” the man continued. “As a gentrifier, because you are part of that problem.”
A woman with a megaphone then urged the residents to “give up” their homes.
“Give black people back their homes!” she yelled.
“You’re sitting there comfortably—comfortable as f—k as if they didn’t help gentrify this neighborhood,” she said. “I used to live in this neighborhood, and my family was pushed out, and you’re sitting up there having a good time with your other white friends!”
“Give us our s—t back!” one man yelled.
— Kitty Shackleford (@KittyLists) August 13, 2020
And in another video, protesters harassed a business owner who allegedly called the cops to report that one of his windows had been shattered.
“You’re being racist, you’re being racist,” a protester told the unidentified business owner. “Check your privilege, check your privilege.”
The protester continued to yell profanities at the business owner, telling him to “go back to his gentrification business.”
“Check your privilege” a BLM group yells at a person who allegedly called police over business vandalism. They’re extremely angry at him and threaten him and the business. This was in Seattle overnight at the BLM gathering. #SeattleRiots
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 14, 2020