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Despite No Evidence of Black Lives Matter Involvement, #BLMKidnapping Trending on Twitter

Despite no evidence that the assailants in the livestreamed Chicago torture and kidnapping were affiliated with or supporters of the Black Lives Matter protest movement, #BLMKidnapping began trending on Twitter Thursday.

In the video, the assailants can be heard shouting “F*** white people” and “F*** Donald Trump,” but not any slogans affiliated with Black Lives Matter. Still, the hashtag began trending after apparently being kickstarted by alt-right figure Mike Cernovich.

Others on the right and alt-right soon followed, racking up thousands of retweets.

Some like Glenn Beck also blamed the movement without using the hashtag. Others hijacked the hashtag to challenge its premise.

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