AUSTIN, TEXAS (FOX 32 Chicago) - Today in Austin, Texas, hundreds of people gathered at a "White Lives Matter" rally and counter-protest.
The event organizers said online it's time for "whites" to stand together for "the self-preservation of our race, our people and our children. It is not about hatred, but love of us."
The "White Lives Matter" supporters went to Texas' state capitol on Saturday and were met by dozens of counter-protesters, many holding signs calling the "White Lives Matter" contingent racists, bigots, and neo-Nazis.
Counterprotesters chanted "White supremacy must end" and "Racists, go home."
The "White Lives Matter" supporters called for the end of hate crime laws, which they say unfairly target white people.
State police in riot gear surrounded both sides to keep the peace.