Protesters Get in Formation Against Anti-Beyonce Rally

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Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

A new squad of Beyonce advocates are getting in formation for a counter-protest against an anti-Bey rally criticizing the singer's Super Bowl 50 halftime show performance of her black power anthem "Formation." 

An unnamed organizer revealed plans of hosting a protest in an EventBrite post that surfaced on Wednesday (Feb. 10). "Are you offended as an American that Beyonc√© pulled her race-baiting stunt at the Superbowl?," it read. "Do you agree that it was a slap in the face to law enforcement? Do you agree that the Black Panthers was/is a hate group which should not be glorified? Come and let's stand together."

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Now, Black Girl Rising has formed their own protest in response. "When Black women affirm Blackness/Black womanhood, they are attacked and silenced," the organizer wrote in their EventBrite description. "This is a counter protest to a racist, historical attack on the Black Panther Party and Beyonce, plus an excuse to celebrate a very awesome song and #BlackGirlMagic moment." 

B.G.R. also encourages participants to "dress in your 'Formation' video/Super Bowl performance-inspired gear" while the Bey critics asked protestors to wear all blue and revealed that a press release will be shared on Friday (Feb. 12). Both rallies are expected to take place at the NFL's Park Avenue headquarters in New York on Tuesday, Feb. 16. 

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Billboard has reached out to Black Girl Rising for additional comment. 


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