Monday, July 4, 2022

Black Lives Matter Protesters Shut Down Bernie Sanders Rally (WATCH)

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*Things continue to get interesting on the Black Lives Matter front.

Saturday afternoon in Seattle, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders found himself in what’s being described as a “chaotic confrontation” with a pair of Black Lives Matter protesters, who bum rushed the stage and wouldn’t let him speak.

Sanders, an independent Senator from Vermont, was going to be the main attraction at a Westlake Park rally to celebrate the 80th birthday of Social Security and the success of other anti-poverty programs.

However, as we alluded to, things didn’t work out that way and his speech was cancelled. In essence, the protestors won a victory of sorts by turning attention to today’s anniversary of the shooting by a white police officer of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Via the Seattle Times:

“If you do not listen … your event will be shut down,” one of the protesters told organizers, who offered to let them speak after Sanders. After a back and forth with the screaming protesters, organizers relented and said the demonstrators could go first.

Some in the largely white audience booed and chanted for protesters to let the senator talk. A few yelled for police to make arrests.

Marissa Johnson, one of the protesters, shot back, “I was going to tell Bernie how racist this city is, filled with its progressives, but you did it for me,” accusing the audience of “white supremacist liberalism.” She cited Seattle’s own police problems, including an ongoing Justice Department consent decree over use of force.

Later in the evening, in front of an estimated 15,000 supporters, Sanders received the reception he’d expected from the Seattle area as the progressive alternative to Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Read the FULL story at Seattle Times.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I think blacklivesmatter needs to focus their protest on more meaningful targets.
    Who gives a shit about Bernie Sanders and his presidential bid? Well, unless he decides to run as an independent and dilute the Democratic vote for Hillary through the Nader effect. And why would they care about cracka ass Hillary, who wants to launch her own white lives matter movement?

    They need to focus on bigger fishes, who also don’t care about black lives. We talking not only Hillary, but also Obama.

    It’s obvious Obama don’t give a fuck about black lives being wasted by cops and white vigilantes. He wouldn’t prosecute Zimmerman, and has no intention of prosecuting Eric Garner’s killer. Why do you think he’s stalling for almost a year? He knows there is no way for him to pull the shit he did with Zimmerman, saying he can’t find anything to charge him with. But he also has no intention of “destroying” the life and a career of a white cop whose only crime is to take a black life, which to him, doesn’t matter anyway.

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