Bernie Sanders Political Rally Was Interrupted By An Activist Supporting The Black Lives Matter Protest

 Bernie Sanders Political Rally Was Interrupted By An
Activist Supporting The Black Lives Matter Protest 
BHR Hollywood Reports........Activists with Black Lives Matter protests halted a political rally in Seattle where Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was scheduled to speak on Saturday afternoon.

 Mr. Sanders was scheduled to be the final speaker at a lengthy program held at a city park, but, before he could take the microphone, a small group of protesters from a Seattle chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement took the stage and demanded that the crowd hold Sanders “accountable” for not doing enough, in their view, to address police brutality and other issues on the group’s agenda.

 Mr. Sanders was scheduled to be the final speaker at a lengthy program held at a city park, but, before he could take the microphone, a small group of protesters from a Seattle chapter of the
Black Lives Matter movement took the stage and demanded that the crowd hold Sanders “accountable” for not doing enough, in their view, to address police brutality and other issues on the group’s agenda.

Johnson then asked for a four-and-half-minute moment of silence to honor Michael Brown Jr., the black teenager who was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, a year ago.

As the crowd grew more agitated, Johnson added that Sanders says he cares about grassroots movements, but, “The biggest grassroots movement in this country right now is Black Lives Matter.”
Activists with Black Lives Matter protests

Sanders stood by silently the entire time. Eventually, organizers decided to end the event and the Vermont senator did not return to the microphone.

“The problem with Sanders’, and with white Seattle progressives in general, is that they are utterly and totally useless (when not outright harmful) in terms of the fight for Black lives.

While we are drowning in their liberal rhetoric, we have yet to see them support Black grassroots movements or take on any measure of risk and responsibility for ending the tyranny of white supremacy in our country and in our city.

Michael Brown 
This willful passivity while claiming solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement in an effort to be relevant is over….You are either fighting continuously and measurably to protect Black life in America, or you are part of the white supremacist system that we will tear down in the liberation of our people.”

Many African-Americans are frustrated after a year fraught with high-profile shootings of black community members. And since the June 16 shooting rampage in Charleston, S.C. that left eight church-goers dead, tensions have been running particularly high.

On July 18 in Phoenix, a larger group of Black Lives Matter activists also interrupted a Democratic presidential forum where Sanders and former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley were scheduled to speak.
Martin O'Malley 

Sanders, who is notorious for his commitment to liberal ideals and is considered one of the most progressive members of the US Senate, was quick to defend his record and offer his support at an event on Saturday night, shortly after the incident, stating that, "on criminal justice reform and the need to fight racism there is no other candidate for president who will fight harder than me,” he said.

The Saturday night event went much better for Sanders. Speaking at the arena where the Washington Huskies play, Sanders drew his largest crowd yet.

 About 12,000 people were seated inside with approximately 3,000 more standing outside.




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