Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Hillary Clinton Protested by #BlackLivesMatter in Atlanta (WATCH)

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#BlackLivesMatter protesters interrupt Hillary Clinto on Friday during her speech at Clark Atlanta University

On Friday (10-30-15) Hillary Clinton came face to face with Black Lives Matter protesters.

Clinton – the front runner for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016 – vowed to take executive action to “ban the box” at a rally in Atlanta at Clark Atlanta University, where she was met with the biggest protest yet by “Black Lives Matter” activists at one of her events.

Before being escorted out, about a dozen protesters interrupted Clinton’s speech, singing and chanting for at least ten minutes, according to reports. The singing also included the popular anthem by Janelle Monáe and Wondaland, “Hell You Talmbout,” which is dedicated to the BLM movement.

The “ban the box” reference involves removing questions about criminal convictions from job applications.

Clinton gave the protesters props and acknowledged their “Black Lives Matter” chants, saying “yes, they do,” but kept talking, although much of the audience couldn’t hear what she way saying over the noise.

The crowd eventually erupted, chanting:  “Let her talk! Let her talk! Let her talk!” and the activists left the Clark University gymnasium.

NBC News reports that U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who introduced Clinton, tried to get the protesters to stop shouting and eventually re-joined Clinton on stage in a show of support.

According to TMZ, Usher was also responsible for getting the protesters to quiet down (see the video below).

Clinton continued with her speech and said she would, if elected, prevent the government and employers from discriminating against individuals who have served time in prison.

Later, Clinton said of the protesters:

“I’m sorry they didn’t listen, because some of what they’ve been demanding, I am offering.”

Banning the box would help job applicants with a criminal record get through further stages of the job application process, Clinton argued at the campaign’s first “African Americans for Hillary” event.

Several major retailers have already done so, including Target, Walmart, Starbucks, Bed Bath & Beyond and Home Depot.

This is one part of Clinton’s plan to reform the criminal justice system, which the campaign will roll out over the next few days. Clinton is also calling for an end to racial profiling by federal, state and local law enforcement and for the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine to be eliminated.

Get MORE of this story at NBC News.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Yall all ready KNOW!!!! Blacklivesmatter are unfocused rude LOUD women with NO agenda except to interrupt rallies and get on TV. GO HOME!! U are not helping!!…..SMDH…We got do better FAM!!

  2. Banning the box. Now that’s a powerful concept, and one that would definitely benefit black folks. Having a criminal background isn’t that much of an impediment if you are a beneficiary of white privilege.

    But Hillary, you certainly can’t complain about black lives matter crashing your rallies. All you to do was leave the racial diversionary all lives matter bullshit alone. How can anyone trust you when you couldn’t even see that #BlackLivesMatter was nothing more than a reaction to the indiscriminate manner in which black lives were being snuffed out by the police?

    But there may be a silver lining to the seemingly unwanted attention brought on by black lives matter. I guess one could argue that it brings more exposure to your progressive policies. And they certainly are more progressive than anything we had from Obama, which was virtually none. Let’s also hope that your campaign promises are not as empty as his.

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