Bloomington Residents Protest Against White Supremacist

Bloomington residents gathered on the town square to protest against a white supremacist.

A crowd gathered on the Bloomington’s town square Saturday to protest against a white supremacist who was speaking in favor of “Southern Heritage and Confederate History.”

Videographer: Joe Hren

The activist Thomas Buhls held a cardboard sign that had an image of a confederate flag and read “CELEBRATE YOUR WHITE HERITAGE.” A crowd of protestors gathered closely around, using expletives to tell him to “go home” and “get out of Bloomington.”

Several police officers and vehicles were present at the scene. No one was injured, but the group got heated when the Buhls tried to walk away and protestors would not let him leave, blocking his path and pushing him.

Buhls later started walking down Kirkwood toward the IU campus. The protestors followed him, and he was eventually taken away in a police car.

During the protest, Katie Thompson, a graduate student at IU, stood nearby wearing a black hoodie and holding a sign that read “LOVE IS THE ANSWER.” She says neither side was behaving appropriately.

“If we are trying to fight against people being hateful to each other, the way to do that is not to be hateful to them,” she says.

Thompson says she attended the protest in solidarity for Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old African American who was shot and killed in his Florida neighborhood in February.

“It’s a very unfortunate reminder that racism is not over, that this racism and violence still exists in our community, and we need to do something about it,” she says.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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  • Slinks

    I stopped by there.  I never got close enough to see the guy.  Your article is accurate and reports the facts.  That’s the highest praise I have for new reporting. 

  • Anonymous

    What does Trayvon Martin have to do with this? He was shot by a Hispanic man? If he is white than so is Obama. Obama is bi-racial too.

  • Anonymous

    Also, White Nationalism is not “White Supremacism”. Nobody said they were superior to anybody else. Please be accurate and don’t obfuscate the facts.

  • Anonymous

    1 guy and 200 antifa scum

  • Anonymous

    “love is the answer”  while one man is attacked by 200 scrubs, pushed, and punched. 

  • Anonymous

    looks like a bunch of bottom of the barrel jewbags showed up

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HNPAAANWOILPHOKSCLFE2K2HBY ValerieP

    If the speaker were a member of the NAACP or the Black Panther Party or Dr. Wright’s “church,” would anyone be upset? No, they would not. When you have the United States Attorney General saying openly that blacks cannot violate the civil rights of whites and that whites ARE NOT COVERED by civil rights laws, you now have a nation with two standards of law and culture. It used to be that blacks also suffered under such a system but now it is whites. Frankly, you cannot make up for past wrongs by doing the same things to another group. People talk about “racism,” but it would seem that REAL “racism” is not coming from the white community.

  • http://twitter.com/NKoreanSpy Schwarze Sonne

    The Liberal Democrat tyranny machine.

    They are the vermin of the multitudes and carry a disease of the mind.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SQKM7NHTNWZQ3FWVYVWZSIHZ5U Charles

     
    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this
    RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white
    country and ONLY into white countries.
    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan,
    but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing
    in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.
    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY
    white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e.,
    intermarry, with all those non-whites.
    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem
    would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought
    into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?
    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE
    problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?
    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?
    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of
    genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable
    conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.
    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.
    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

  • http://twitter.com/ElFuegoDelToro El Fuego Del Toro

    How do they know he was a “white supremacist”? I don’t understand how ‘CELEBRATE YOUR WHITE HERITAGE’ is hateful. If a black guy showed up with a sign that said ‘CELEBRATE YOUR BLACK HERITAGE’, they’d be cheering him and telling him how brave he is.What a sad state of affair

  • Anonymous

    Black, brown, yellow, red…celebrate your colour, your culture, your race, your history. White people doing the same thing = racist. There are more black people than white people on this planet. There are more brown people than white people on this planet. There are more yellow people than white people on this planet. That makes white people a minority. But still white people are supposed to be embarassed about their culture, history and background.

    Anti-racism is just a codeword for anti-white. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W2ZAD5LZHKWMZN2DQQHRMQUOSI Jamey

    The only incorrect thing he had I saw was a Confederate Flag with only “white” The US army did not desegregate it’s armed froces until 1948. The Confederate State forces were desegregated in 1861!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W2ZAD5LZHKWMZN2DQQHRMQUOSI Jamey

    Of course these ignorant yankees who’s ancestors murdered 1000′s of Southerners would not know that

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W2ZAD5LZHKWMZN2DQQHRMQUOSI Jamey

    where were these people when Black panthers showed up in Texas neighborhood? At Obama Black Nationalist church? Where were they when BP issues basically a death threat the other week?

  • Sdangerfield

    Funny, that mob LOOKED like a bunch of fascists to me. Hell, that amount of liberal hysteria for one guy. Liberals = the new Nazis. What scum.

  • whiterabbit

    There are no “anti-racists” in Black countries demanding to bring in millions of non-blacks to “mix with” until there are no more Black children. There are no “anti-racists” in Asian countries demanding to bring in millions of non-Asians to “mix with” until there are no more Asian children. And “anti-racists” think they can get away with this in white countries? It’s genocide. “Anti-racist” is a codeword for anti-white.

  • Jimmy L. Shirley Jr.

    If “White pride = coded racism.” then Black pride=coded racism.
    Fair is fair, goose and gander, etc.

  • Jackrabbit

    Maybe you need to go back and check….But to answer your question, there’s recently been a young boy that had gasoline poured on him and burned because “he was white”, ..
    Just because the MSM media selectively picks it’s stories to push an agenda, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen…

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  • rebl stevn

     I didn’t see any diversity there.  Only 1 brave man who had a diverse opinion where the majority expressed a desire for diversity, the exception being a diversity of OPINION.  Is Bloomington really that white?  Trust those of us who have more experience with diversity than you do.  The less diversity, the safer the neighborhood.

  • rebl stevn

     Perhaps the internet is something you haven’t learned how to use yet.  Maybe the protocols of the news media haven’t revealed themselves to you yet.  Instead of listing a couple of news items with mass media distribution, an aggregate of news reports such as thug report or new nation news will draw you a clue, which I kind of doubt you could ever reach a conclusion that your source of news will lead you in a direction that has an agenda of minimising some crimes while exaggerating the few crimes that lead you to believe a massive crime wave of whites attacking minorities on a genocide like scale. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3527B2BHQ3YXOKPLNC2P2ARS7Q ben k

    Whoever wrote this article is obviously a vehement Anti-White.

    When you even DISCUSS the reality that whites are globally being replaced in a deliberate program of GENOCIDE, the anti-whites call you a neo nazi skinhead klan member white supremacist.

    Anti-Racist is a code word for Anti-White

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  • http://patrickjproctor.com/ Patrick Proctor

    Of course, the South fired the first shot in the Civil War and attempted an armed rebellion against the United States to preserve a system that relied on human slavery. No side in a war is right, but some are less right than others.

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