Man stands outside in Harrison with BLM sign, records reactions

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — In a video going viral this week, Rob Bliss stood outside a Walmart in Harrison, Arkansas, with a Black Lives Matter sign and recorded people’s reactions.

Harrison is the headquarters of the Ku Klux Klan, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Bliss tweeted the video saying, “Holding #BlackLivesMatter sign in America’s most racist town, headquarters of the KKK- Harrison, Arkansas.”

In the video, people can be seen shouting racial slurs and holding up middle fingers. It also includes one person, who silently approaches him with a handwritten note saying, “Ignore the haters… Don’t give up hope.”

“It’s jarring,” Bliss said in an interview, “and definitely gave me a lot to think about the divide in America between Red and Blue.”

Rob Bliss posted the video to his Twitter account, and it’s gone viral.

The video is gaining traction and has even been the subject of a Newsweek article.

WARNING: There is strong language in this video that viewers might find offensive. Viewer discretion is advised.

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