A Black Lives Matter group invaded “Candy Cane Lane” on Friday night — a residential neighborhood in West Allis, Wisconsin. The neighborhood was carrying out a 36-year tradition that decorates Christmas lights to benefit children with cancer.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The People’s Revolution was identified as the group and arrived while marching, chanting and shouting through bullhorns at vehicles lined up in the streets to see the displays.
Here’s a brief history of Candy Cane Lane from its website:
In December,1984, a wonderful group of neighbors living in West Allis, Wisconsin, joined together to collect donations for the MACC Fund — Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., in honor of a neighbor’s child diagnosed with cancer. The neighbors worked in concert in decorating their homes and encouraged visitors to make a small donation as they drove through the festively enhanced neighborhood. All of the money raised went to supporting research, treatment, and the eventual discovery of a cure for childhood cancers and related blood diseases.
The group chanted “Black lives matter” and “Black children matter” while marching through the streets holding signs and at least one participant was dressed as Santa Claus.
— Lori Nickel (@LoriNickel) December 19, 2020
Protesters have been marching in different parts of the Milwaukee area for more than 200 consecutive days.
West Allis Deputy Police Chief Chris Marks said officers monitored the area but no arrests or citations were issued.
Protesting a a children's cancer fundraiser. Way to go, clowns. They should have to make a donation from the millions they got in donations. https://t.co/PONy58HvMx
— Veterans for Liberty (@Vets4AP) December 19, 2020
Since 1984, Candy Cane Lane has raised money for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer. So far this year, organizers have raised more than $121,000.
Photo Courtesy: YouTube Screenshot