MINDEN — Several dozen Black Lives Matter demonstrators at a weekend protest in rural Nevada were greeted by a far larger group of counter-demonstrators — including some bearing military-style weapons and tactical gear.
A sheriff who had made controversial remarks earlier about the racial injustice movement reported no arrests or serious incidents.
The clash of rallies Saturday came days after Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley drew attention for telling the local library not to bother calling 911 for help after board members publicly considered a statement opposing “all forms of racism, hatred, inequality and injustice” and the line “We support #Black Lives Matter.”
Coverley was widely criticized for his handling of the situation.
The remark drew national attention, and prompted a joint statement later by library officials and Coverley.
Coverley announced the protest last week, inviting people to come out and express their opinions. The protest took place outside the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.