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Fri Aug 28, 2015, 08:41 AM

#BlackLivesMatter disrupts Clinton rally to demand she cut ties with prison industrial complex David

#BlackLivesMatter disrupts Clinton rally to demand she cut ties with prison industrial complex
David Ferguson
David Ferguson
27 Aug 2015 at 17:06 ET



Image: #BlackLivesMatter activists disrupt a Hillary Clinton rally in Cleveland, OH (GetEQUAL)

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Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s rally in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday was interrupted by #BlackLivesMatter protesters who called on the candidate to acknowledge the recent deaths of multiple trans women of color.

According to Fusion, BLM staged the protest in conjunction with the GetEQUAL campaign — a grassroots LGBT rights group — to also demand that the former Secretary of State, New York Democratic Senator and U.S. First Lady to “divest from private prisons and invest in the liberation of black transgender women.”
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Video from today’s #BlackTransLivesMatter action calling on @HillaryClinton to divest from private prisons… pic.twitter.com/yo2RqkZLFu

— GetEQUAL (@GetEQUAL) August 27, 2015

According to a press release from the two groups, “The organizers interrupted Clinton’s speech in order to name the three black trans women who have been recently murdered in the state of Ohio including Cemia Dove, a black trans woman murdered in Cleveland.”

Angela Peoples, one of the protesters — and co-director of GetEQUAL — said, “Bankrolled by private prison companies and lobbyists like Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group, Hillary Clinton is part of the system of violence that criminalizes and kills Black trans people — how can we take her policy suggestions to curb mass incarceration and detention seriously while she’s accepting this money?”

As the activists disrupted her presentation, Clinton pointed to them and said, “I’ll be happy to meet with you later, but I’m going to keep talking.”

Fusion’s Jorge Rivas wrote, “At least 20 transgender women have been killed this year, 14 of them black women. In nine of those cases, Fusion found last week, charges have been filed.”

“Hillary Clinton must stand with Black people, especially Black trans women, by refusing to accept funds from or bundled by executives of or lobbyists for private prison companies — and investing the money she’s already accepted from those companies in the work toward Black trans liberation,” said GetEQUAL’s Rian Brown in a statement sent to Fusion. “Until that happens, we cannot for a moment think that Hillary believes Black Lives Matter.”

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http://www.rawstory.com/2015/08/blacklivesmatter-disrupts-clinton-rally-to-demand-she-cut-ties-with-prison-industrial-complex/

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Reply #BlackLivesMatter disrupts Clinton rally to demand she cut ties with prison industrial complex David (Original post)
marble falls Aug 2015 OP
99th_Monkey Aug 2015 #1
KittyWampus Aug 2015 #2
frylock Aug 2015 #5
Cali_Democrat Aug 2015 #6
NuclearDem Aug 2015 #3
bettyellen Aug 2015 #4

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 11:30 AM

1. Good. It's about time Hillary was called-out on this one. -nt-

 

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 11:33 AM

2. I'm sure the Bernie Sanders supporters will be along to apologize for their relentless attacks

 

on BLM for only targeting poor ole Bernie Sanders.

-sarcasm-

Cause I've already seen the Sanders supporters using the activists protest to slam Hillary.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 01:20 PM

5. And remember when the police removed those protesters from Sanders' events?

yeah, me neither.

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Response to frylock (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 01:25 PM

6. I'll be curious to see if the Hillary supporters react the same way as the Bernie supporters

 

when their candidate gets disrupted.

So far I haven't seen Hillary supporters go ballistic and attack BLM.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 11:35 AM

3. Doesn't count unless there's physical assault involved.

 

Not good enough, BLM!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 11:51 AM

4. Feet to the fire! Go BLM!

 

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