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Published On: Mon, Aug 31st, 2015

Tens of thousands turn out for Glenn Beck’s ‘All Lives Matter’ march while ‘Black Lives Matters’ rallies under 350

“Several hundred protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement marched to the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday to bring attention to race issues ranging from policing to under representation of minorities at one of the nation’s biggest state fairs,” began the Reuters coverage of the racially motivated protest rally. Meanwhile, well over 20,000 marched in Birmingham, Alabama in a unified message that “All Lives Matter.”

The fairgrounds rally in Minnesota drew 325 protesters who “chanted as they walked, with calls of “No justice, no peace” and “Hands up, don’t shoot,” a chant that has been repeated across the country since the riots in Ferguson, Mo., after the death of Michael Brown,” according to MPR News.

Talk show host Glenn Beck put his voice and efforts behind the event in Alabama” “It’s about taking our church out in the streets,” Beck said, according to AL.com.

photo/ screenshot Fox coverage

photo/ screenshot Fox coverage

“Love is the answer,” Bishop Jim Lowe said as he marched. “God is the answer.”

“Some Birmingham police officers said the crowd could have been as large as 25,000 to 30,000. It may have been the largest march in Birmingham since the civil rights marches of 1963,” their report noted.

Beck’s “Never Again is Now” campaign was to raise awareness and funds to aid persecuted Christians in the Middle East. The “Restoring Unity” rally at the BJCC Legacy Arena featured Beck and Lowe as speakers. Actor Jon Voight led the crowd in the pledge of allegiance, on-hand to help promote the upcoming film Woodlawn, where Voight plays Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.

Rafael Cruz, father of Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, marched and led a prayer at the rally. “I wasn’t sure about the son and then I met the father,” Beck said at the rally. “That tree has deep, deep roots.” More quotes and details, check out the AL.com article.

None of the big media outlets like the LA Times, NY Times, Huffington Post, CNN etc…didn’t appear to cover the event.

WBRC FOX6 – Birmingham, AL – WBRC.com

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