• Two black women in Chicago expressed their disdain towards the ongoing protests by labeling them as "ungodly" and "demonic"
  • Beverly and Edmee were both described as traveling ministers via their website
  • Some people from a crowd of protesters clapped back at the two women by flicking water and mocking them

Amid the ongoing racial protests, two black women in West Town, Chicago have reportedly condemned the Black Lives Matter movement.

Both women, who identified themselves as Bevelyn and Edmee, showed contempt over the now-global BLM campaign, calling it “demonic” and “ungodly” before a group of mostly white and Latino demonstrators, Chicago Tribune reported.

“I see a lot of ‘Black Lives Matter,’” Edmee cried out. “This does not represent me! This is ungodly! Jesus!”

The unlikely encounter took place in front of the now-shutdown Nini’s Deli. The family-owned restaurant is reportedly run by owner Juan “Juany” Riesco, who was slammed for having extremely homophobic and anti-BLM views — a controversy that publicly surfaced in the wake of the protests.

Bevelyn and Edmee, whose website describes them as traveling ministers, said they traveled out of town to support Nini’s and stayed in front of the closed restaurant for hours alongside a row of police officers.

“This is demonic!” Edmee shouted amid the protests.“You are being used and abused!”

One of the protesters clapped back at Edmee, yelling, “Jesus got betrayed by someone like you b------ over there! Judas! Judas! Judas!”

According to the report by Chicago Tribune, Bevelyn was flicked with water by someone from the demonstrators' side, which escalated the tensions among the crowd and prompted dozens of police officers to line up on the street to curtail the tumult.

But for Bevelyn, their opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement and the LGBTQ+ community should still be acknowledged as a human right.

“We have the right to say we don’t support LGBTQ because it’s an abomination,” she told Chicago Tribune. “I have the right to say that ... even if (the owner) was a racist, he had a right to be one.”

George Floyd’s death sparked global outrage after footage of the incident leaked on social media and went viral. The 46-year-old African American died after white police officer Derek Chauvin pinned him to the ground by kneeling on his neck upon arrest.

The incident eventually triggered demonstrations and protests in more than 75 U.S. cities, with people all over the country rallying against racism and police brutality. In Chicago, protests continued to ensue until Sunday (June 7) morning with crowds of protesters comprised hundreds of people coming from multi-racial groups.

The crowd demonstrations have now become a worldwide phenomenon, with the African American movement called Black Lives Matter embraced as an international human rights movement.

Nurses and healthcare workers attend a 'Black Lives Matter' rally in front of Bellevue Hospital on June 4, 2020, in New York City
Nurses and healthcare workers attend a 'Black Lives Matter' rally in front of Bellevue Hospital on June 4, 2020, in New York City AFP / Johannes EISELE