Anti-Beyonce Protest Turns Into Pro-Beyonce Rally

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Beyonce's "Formation" performance at the Super Bowl sparked a protest, but no one showed up.

The group of people who announced they're organizing an anti-Beyonce protest outside the NFL's headquarters today (Feb. 16) didn't show up, but that doesn't mean there wasn't a crowd of people. The Beyhive came to support Queen Bey after word of the protest made the rounds last week – some presumed Beyonce's recent performance and video attacked police. Fans took the opportunity to share their love of Beyonce and the Black Lives Matter movement their idol is progressing with her latest "Formation" efforts.

A day after Beyonce's Super Bowl performance, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told CBS, “I think it was outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers, who are the people who protect her and protect us.” Beyonce and her dancers wore black berets and leather as a nod to the Black Panthers, and at one point formed an "X" with their arms to acknowledge Malcolm X. Rep. Peter King said they should have cancelled her appearance. “I found the entire show objectionable. It was extolling the Black Panthers who were a terrorist organization, killing police officers in the 60s and 70s,” King said.

Fans hand-made signs using famous Beyonce lyrics to spread the peace. One read: "Say her name" with a list of black women who were killed. Another "end police brutality and murder" with a picture of a black panther. Another, "in the age of (in)formation ignorance is a choice."

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