Activist’s shirt calling for murder of white people is really a misrepresentation

Activist’s shirt calling for murder of white people is really a misrepresentation

- A man came under fire on social media after a photo went viral of his shirt, which read 'kill all white people'

- However, it was soon revealed South Africans only saw part of the slogan on his shirt

- The full message saw 'people' replaced with 'supremacy' and was a better fit for someone attending a protest opposing racism

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An activist, who had been attending a protest opposing what he perceived as the racially motivated removal of predominantly black people from a Clifton beach, caused a stir when he had been depicted wearing a shirt calling for the murder of white people.

A photo was shared on social media which showed the protester speaking to the SABC on Clifton's Fourth Beach last week, with the message on his shirt cut off to only show 'Kill All White People'.

However it quickly became clear that it had been a misunderstanding with the shirt actually bearing a more relevant slogan to the reason for his attendance at the Clifton beach protest - a clever play on words against white supremacy.

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Briefly.co.za gathered the shirt had actually been a cheeky twist on the usual 'kill all white people' message worn by extremists.

The word 'people' had been replaced with 'supremacy' and was a better fit for someone attending a protest opposing racism.

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The protests had been triggered by the removal of predominantly black people from the beach by a private security company.

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Critics who had not seen the full message had taken to social media to point out the inconsistency in the man complaining about the alleged racism of animal rights protesters who had gathered nearby with what had been perceived as a call to violence on his shirt.

"Yes please note. The racist wearing the red shirt advocating to kill another because of their ethnicity,telling us about racism. Its laughable," one social media user commented.
Maryna Claassen wrote: "CHECK HIS T SHIRT??? BUT THEY CRY RACISM?? Get his name and lay a complain against him for hate speach!"

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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