OH YES THEY DID: #BlackLivesMatter Subreddit Turns Private After Sanders RallyPosted: August 10, 2015 | |
A Black Lives Matter’s subreddit turned to private after it got overwhelmed with criticism for what happened at the Sanders event.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to a packed crowd Saturday night at the University of Washington campus about his commitment to criminal justice reform as well as addressing income equality.
“When the crowd asked the activists to allow Sanders to speak, one activist called the crowd ‘white supremacist liberals,’ according to event participants.”
Sanders gave his talk to a cheering audience of about 12,000 inside a university pavilion a few hours after he was shoved aside by several Black Lives Matter activists who are calling for changes to the criminal justice system. The women were screaming at Sanders to let them speak. Sanders eventually left the Saturday afternoon event at Westlake Park in Seattle without giving his speech.
A Black Lives Matter’s subreddit — r/BlackLivesMatter — turned to private after it got overwhelmed with criticism for what happened at the Sanders event.
“We are not the BLM. We are a sub aggregating links about BLM. What do we have to do with BLM organization/media or the events in Seattle? Nothing. In fact, most of us are voting for Bernie or Jill Stein. Surprise. Before you come at us shrieking about what “we” did to Bernie, stop, eat a Snickers, put your pitchforks and torches down and act like you have some sense. We will reopen the sub when the brigade stops. You all should be ashamed,” the statement read….(read more)
Source: SEATTLE (CBS Seattle/AP)
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