Aggressive protestors with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement seem to have a lot of leverage with the more progressive — and more pliable — Democrat candidates for president.
A couple of BLM women stormed the stage where socialist Bernie Sanders was just about to deliver an address to a big crowd in Seattle over the weekend; and after yelling and screaming for a few minutes — getting right in the event organizer’s face — they were able to hijack the microphone and take over the event, relegating Sanders to a corner in the back of the stage.
The disruption of the Sanders rally started just after the candidate challenging Hillary Clinton for the 2016 presidential nomination praised Seattle for being one of the most progressive cities in the country. The candidate never did get to make his speech — he left the rally after a few minutes of BLM ranting.
But he did react almost immediately to the intimidation by the Black Lives Matter protest. As BuzzFeedreports, the Sanders campaign quickly put a new spokesperson front and center — a young, black supporter of the BLM movement named Symone Sanders, who was brought on board before the candidate left Seattle.
Hours after Black Lives Matter protesters shut down a Bernie Sanders rally here, the Vermont senator’s populist Democratic presidential campaign once again attempted to cast Sanders as the candidate of a modern civil rights movement.
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