graceland elvis

Well, I hope the activists survive messing with a bunch of crazed Elvis fans.

And hey, let’s blame Elvis and Graceland for the horrible economy, not Obama’s anti-growth policies.

Via Breitbart.

The Coalition of Concerned Citizens, a radical group that includes Black Lives Matter protesters, has set its sights on Elvis territory, with a plan to “Shut Down Graceland” on Monday.

While the target might seem unusual, the timing is not. The annual Elvis Week has been taking place since Wednesday and is slated to continue until Tuesday….

The Coalition released the following statement:
The demonstration, set for Monday at 6:00pm, is planned as a peaceful show of solidarity, unifying the people of Memphis against systems that promote poverty, violence, and economic disparity. Graceland was chosen as a protest site because it demonstrates one of Memphis’ most common forms of financial inequity and because the site has ties to a prominent case of police brutality that resulted in the death of unarmed teen Darrius Stewart.

Graceland recently opened The Guest House, a new 450-room resort-style hotel in the heart of the African-American community of Whitehaven. The project cost more than $120 million to build and received upwards of $78 million in public funding and tax breaks. Project developers and city officials promised Whitehaven residents the project would be an economic boon to the community, but as has been case for decades, residents have seen little if any of that money “trickle down” into the middle-class neighborhood’s economy. This is not an uncommon story….


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  1. deaves1 says:

    What does the King have to do with BLM?

  2. Rob_W says:

    Targeting Graceland is the epitome of irony. These anarchists likely have no clue of the role Elvis Pressley played breaking down racial barriers. He is credited with opening the door for African American music making it accessible to all Americans.

    Concerning the complaint of inadequate “trickle-down”, BLM should more appropriately direct its anger toward Memphis’ failed liberal leadership.

    Black lives deserve better than the so called “Black Lives Matter”.

  3. Alain41 says:

    Because MLK was assassinated in Memphis, BLM wants to align with him and Graceland will get the most publicity. Last fall, Memphis elected an independent White Mayor defeating the multi-term incumbent who is Black, age 71. The incumbent Mayor in 2015 tried to rally for removing Confederate General statue and move his grave (Gen. Bedford is not a role model but he is history). But apparently the majority Black voters focused more on the fact that the incumbent’s campaign manager received a city contract for police body cameras for $880k.

  4. midget says:

    Elvis isn’t the only one that has left the building.

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