Story by Scott McCaulley, Pictures by Karen McCaulley
For the second week in a row, a group of people rally to support “Black Lives Matter” and do so in front of a Branson Store that specializes in Southern Heritage Items.
The people gathered on the sidewalk in front of and across the street from Dixie Outfitters on 76 Country Blvd, many holding signs supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement as well as many protesting the death of George Floyd last month.
There were also people in the Dixie Outfitters Parking Lot, many with Confederate Flags on their vehicles and some with signs saying “All Lives Matter” and other messages.
Some of those vehicles with Confederate Flags drove down the strip during the protest while other vehicles honked in support of the rally.
Branson Police as well as the Missouri Highway Patrol were on hand to help with traffic and crowd control.
The event was scheduled to be a March to downtown Branson but an hour into the rally, the crowd was still on location near the Dixie Outfitters store.