Tensions were on the rise in Houston's Third Ward as protesters set up in front of Houston's NAACP headquarters on Wheeler Ave.

The "White Lives Matter" protest wanted to voice their concerns that black leaders and organizations have not condemned the actions of the "Black Lives Matter" movement which has led to rioting and violence in certain cities.

"We came out here to protest against the NAACP and their failure in speaking out against the atrocities that organizations like Black Lives Matter and other pro-black organizations have caused the attack and killing of white police officers, the burning down of cities and things of that nature," White Lives Matter member Ken Reed said. "If they're going to be a civil rights organization and defend their people, they also need to hold their people accountable."

Meanwhile, black residents in the neighborhood were surprised by protest and felt the message did not come across well when protesters were waving Confederate flags.

white lives matterFortunately, police were on scene to ensure the protest did not escalate into a violent one.