A Washington, D.C., bar was forced to apologize Saturday for hanging up a “Blue Lives Matter” flag outside its establishment after facing a backlash of anger.
Nellie’s Sports Bar displayed a pro-police flag at their restaurant because a group of gay police officers held a meeting there, reports Fox 5 DC. The blue flag angered some people who claimed it was offensive to the Black Lives Matter movement and represented “anti blackness.”
“Nellie’s Sports Bar is cancelled. In the wake of the murder of Stephon Clark and non indictment of the officers who killed Alton Sterling, they have the audacity to fly a flag that tells us they don’t value Black lives,” NoJusticeNoPride noted over Facebook.
Other people expressed similar views, with one woman calling the flag “abhorrent.”
Read more at American Action News.