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Social media reacts to Columbia’s Black Lives Matter protest

Social media blew up with reactions to a Black Lives Matter protest Sunday night that temproarily shut down traffic across Columbia.

Some commenters were angry over the disruptions, which did not lead to any arrests and which city officials hailed as peaceful.


Others argued about how peaceful the protests really were.


There were hopes that the protests would help start a dialogue to bring people together.


And some were not as welcoming.


Commenters even had opposing views on a Columbia firefighter who lost his job for making threatening social media posts.