An internal State Department memo leaked by a whistleblower the shows department’s sanctioning of Black Lives Matter paraphernalia like flags and banners at U.S. “Diplomatic and Consular posts.” The memo indicates support for the radical BLM agenda and repeats left-wing narratives about police officers unproven by statistics.
According to The Daily Wire:
May 25 marks one year since the brutal murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Last year, the horrific video of Mr. Floyd’s final 9 minutes and 29 seconds went viral and spurred Black Lives Matter protests worldwide, in response to his senseless killing and to demand an end to systemic racism and police brutality. One year later, many in the international community will honor Mr. Floyd and acknowledge the long journey nations face to advance racial justice. Leading up to May 25, the Department has issued guidance on the use of Black Lives Matter language, banners, and flags.
“The memo, which is in part a woke statement on social justice, part an apology for U.S. actions, and part an endorsement of all BLM materials, expressly encourages the display of the BLM flag or banner at U.S. facilities (except on the actual flagpole that holds the American flag),” Human Events reported.
“… Chiefs of Mission may decide to hang BLM flags, as appropriate and depending on local context. This cable constitutes a blanket written authorization for calendar year 2021 from the Under Secretary for Management (M) to display the BLM flag on the external-facing flagpole to any Chiefs of Mission who determine such a display is appropriate in light of local conditions,” the memo says. “This is an authorization, not a requirement.”
Notably, the memo underscores the department’s support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the approval of U.S. posts associating with the movement on the Floyd anniversary “and beyond.”
The leaked memo surfaced right before the anniversary of George Floyd’s death.