White Lives Matter rally outnumbered by counter-protesters

A White Lives Matter (WLM) rally in the US proved to be a flop after the demonstrators were vastly outnumbered by counter-protesters.

On Monday morning (NZ time) hundreds of counter-protesters gathered in Huntington Beach, California in an attempt to disrupt the gathering of WLM supporters.

Large numbers of police were deployed in advance as videos posted on social media show the situation becoming heated.

The white supremacists were filmed carrying American flags and signs supporting former President Donald Trump. They exchanged verbal abuse with a larger crowd of counter-protesters.

NBC LA reports the counter-protesters, many aligned with the Black Lives Matter movement, chanted "Nazis go home."

The Huntington Beach Police Department declared an unlawful assembly shortly before 3pm "in order to disperse an unruly crowd".

Formed as a response to the Black Lives Matter movement, White Lives Matter describes itself as 'dedicated to promotion of the white race and taking positive action as a united voice against issues facing our race'.

The rally on Monday is part of a nationwide group of protests planned to combat what organisers see as the threat to the white race.