Black Lives Matter Chapters Encourage People Stay Home Amid Rumored Weekend Protests


Wednesday, January 13th 2021, 10:30 pm
By: Clayton Cummins


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Americans across the country are bracing for what could possibly be a violent weekend as the FBI warns intel of armed protests in all 50 states. 

Rumors have spread of armed protests this weekend at the Oklahoma State Capitol. 

President Trump took to the White House Twitter account Wednesday night urging peace in a video. 

“There must be no violence, no law breaking, and no vandalism of any kind,” said Trump. 

Tensions continue to skyrocket after the U.S. Capitol was overrun by his supporters just one week ago. 

After witnessing that scene, Black Lives Matter OKC chapter is encouraging its supporters to stay home this weekend with rumored protest’s at danger levels. 

“They have come through on their threats to be violent,” said T. Sheri Dickerson of Black Lives Matter OKC. “I believe people that people are going to show up. Their intentions will not be peaceful. It will be to wreak havoc and I think they will have no problem doing harm to anyone, they are no respecter of person.” 

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is focusing on Capitol security. 

The Oklahoma National Guard announced Wednesday it will send around 400 soldiers and airmen to the nation’s capital for Inauguration Day. 

“This is technically not our fight. So, do not involve yourselves in these things,” said Dickerson. “Honor the message and the teaching of Dr. King, of John Lewis, and be very conscious of the good trouble that you participate in.” 

Anytime there is a large event planned at the Capitol, extra police, including OHP troopers are sent. 

No further details have been provided.