Some leftist protesters were caught on video holding up an extra finger during an apparent moment of silence to mourn the transgender shooter who killed six people — including three 9-year-old children — in last week's Nashville church school massacre.
What are the details?
In a video of the apparent moment of silence, some protesters held up seven fingers instead of six.
"Every death is a tragedy, y'all!" one protester could be heard hollering. "Seven lives!"
It's common practice not to include killers who died in the act of taking other lives as among the victims or lives lost.
How did observers react?
Numerous commenters were furious at protesters holding up seven fingers.
"A moment of silence for the innocent victims as well as the shooter?" Not the Bee asked. "Seriously? These people are serious? I hate this so much I'm not even sure how to feel about it. Like, are these people pure evil or are they just an incredible level of stupid? I really, really, really hope it's that they're stupid."
- "Absolutely disgusting!" one Twitter user commented on the aforementioned video.
- "Sickening," another commenter stated.
- "Murderers should never be honored or remembered," another user declared.
- "There were 6 victims and 1 murderer," another commenter added. "She did not deserve to be remembered nor honored."
- "Would they have raised their hands to support the Pulse mass shooter?" another user asked. "NO, because he was a murderer. Parkland? Uvalade? Las Vegas? SHE was not a victim. She was mentally ill. She was a murderer!"
- "7 huh? interesting..." another commenter wrote. "Makes them seem very politically neutral, eh? News flash professional leftist protesters... the killer isn't included in the victim count. Morons."
During Thursday's action at the state Capitol, demonstrators filled the steps outside the building, the hallways, and the legislative session chambers, shouting, "Save our children!"
A different video from the demonstration captured protesters attempting to shove past a group of Tennessee State Troopers. One male demonstrator was pulled from the group of protesters and temporarily detained by authorities.
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Another video from the protest captured demonstrators in the legislative chambers chanting down to lawmakers, "No action, no peace" and "enough is enough."
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