Super Bowl fans protest ‘Black Panthers’ tribute, will gather outside NFL headquarters

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Protesters of Beyonce’s NFL Super Bowl halftime performance plan to gather outside NFL headquarters in New York, according to an Eventbrite event started by an organization called Proud of the Blues.

Beyonce’s performance to her new song “Formation” was a nod to the 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers, a black nationalist organization active from 1966-1982.

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Proud of the Blues members say the uniforms and routine were an act of “race-baiting” and “a slap in the face to law enforcement.” The group is sporting the hashtags #Boycott Beyonce, #BlueLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter.

The event page asks protesters to wear blue in support of law enforcement.

Supporters of the halftime show and the singer also plan to be in attendance wearing black.

 

 

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