Clinton Interrupted By Black Lives Matter At ‘African Americans For Hillary’ Launch

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the "African Americans for Hillary" rally at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30 2015. © Tami Chappell

The Dems continue to have trouble keeping their pets under control.

After years and years of blind Democratic support with little to show for it, with years of leadership by supposedly one of their own, these outraged blacks want a greater presence at the seat of power, if not outright rule.

“I have some issues to discuss and proposals to make if our friends will allow me to do it. They may actually find them to their liking,” Clinton told the crowd, attempting to speak over the protesters’ rendition of “Hell You Talmbout,” a song by Janelle Monae dedicated to Black Lives Matter. Clinton supporters yelled, “let her talk!” to drown out the protest.

The protesters remained unmoved despite intervention from Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), a civil rights icon.

Eventually, security escorted them out where more discussions took place, including with R&B singer Usher and Clinton’s head of outreach to African-Americans, LaDavia Drane.

Usher told one of the protesters, “If you cannot hear, if you cannot ask the question, and use this power you have appropriately, you’ll never get the answer you’re looking for,” to which the protester replied, “The issue is the fact that Hillary never allowed that space to ask.”

“When it’s time to talk about black issues and real life on an American platform, she doesn’t. She’ll say black lives matter behind cameras, but, and she’ll say black lives matter to LaDavia, but she’ll say black lives matter to us behind cameras, but when it’s time for her to be real about black issues, she won’t tell white people about that, right,” Mckesson told a circle of Clinton staffers and supporters.


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