Noisy, demanding agitators and activists representing the so-called “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) movement have disrupted presidential campaign events three times over the last several weeks. The most recent instance came earlier this week when, as Western Journalism reported, BLM protesters began to yell and shout at a town hall event featuring GOP candidate Jeb Bush. The former Florida governor abruptly ended his presentation and left the stage without making closing remarks.
A similar BLM protest at a Bernie Sanders campaign rally in Seattle only days earlier saw the angry activists storm the stage and literally commandeer the microphone. Donald Trump has said there would be a fight if such a thing occurred at one of his events.
Alveda King, the niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., doesn’t think much of the tactics used by the BLM activists. Though the disruptors claim that theirs is a new civil rights movement, King says it’s little more than a distraction.
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Speaking with Neil Cavuto on his Fox News show on Thursday, King said, “This deafening noise – ‘Black Lives Matter’ – well, I will dare to say, ‘All lives matter.'”
She added, “This is just an emotional distraction, and it’s absolutely disrespectful, Neil, and it’s wrong.
By clicking on the video above, you can watch the segment featuring the niece of the slain civil rights leader telling the Fox News audience, “I beg America not to be distracted by these tactics, but to insist on sanity.”
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