Women Accused of 'White Privilege' for Cleaning Up Graffiti - WATCH
Viral video shows women accused of not caring about 'black lives'
Three women, who were cleaning Black Lives Matter graffiti from a federal building in Washington, D.C., were accused of "white privilege."
The women had taken it upon themselves to clean up graffiti following multiple nights of rioting in the city.
Washington, D.C., has seen daily demonstrations over the death of George Floyd.
Some protests have devolved into riots where looters have ransacked businesses, set fires, and damaged property.
But they were scolded for doing so.
In a now-viral video on Twitter, the women are seen scrubbing the letters “BLM” from the Lafayette Building before being confronted.
A passing motorist filmed her exchange with the women accusing them of not caring about “black lives.”
“Why are you guys removing Black Lives Matter’s graffiti?” the woman asked them.
“Why do you want that to come off?”
“Because it’s a federal building, and we care about our city,” one of the women responded.
“So, you don’t care about black lives then?” the angry woman asked them.
“We certainly do care about black lives,” one of the women responded.
Breaking: It’s now racist to clean up graffiti. pic.twitter.com/UzEKGoPaHq— Digital Forests (@DigitalForests) June 4, 2020
“Not enough to leave up a message?” the motorist asked.
“We don’t disagree with the message, ma’am; it’s just on the building. We’re just trying to clean it,” one of the young ladies explained.
“Not a great way to use your white privilege, ladies,” the enraged woman said as she scolded the women.
But the woman has mysteriously disappeared from social media after her outburst.
Several buildings and iconic memorials in the city have been defaced over several nights of protests, including the World War II Memorial and Lincoln Memorial.