Why might someone not show solidarity with "Black Lives Matter"?

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  • Black Lives Matter UK has the explicit stated goal of dismantling capitalism - a goal with which many people could reasonably disagree.

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  • Some of the founders of Black Lives Matter are "trained Marxists", so anybody who opposes Marxism/Communism could reasonably be wary of the political goals of the BLM organization.

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  • BLM activists/protesters have been known to threaten to vandalize small businesses if they don't comply with their demands, such as a monthly donation to a local Black nonprofit, or commitments to diversity training, etc

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  • Devout Christians might take issue with the BLM organization's stance against the Biblical definition of family, and its championing of homosexuality and transgenderism.

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  • Black Lives Matter UK has called for prisons and detention centres to be abolished.

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  • Nobody should be pressured into showing support for any political organization - we have the freedom to express ourselves however we like.

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  • Anti-Semitism: Jewish people might fear the Black Lives Matter organization for their support of Palestine over Israel

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  • BLM support looting

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  • It's a matter of debate as to whether Black people are disproportionately brutalized by police, which is the core assumption of the Black Lives Matter movement.