They call themselves “freedom fighters,” this group of top Ferguson activists joined together under the #BlackLivesMatter banner that has become a prominent, as well as highly controversial, protest slogan.
And now — proudly proclaiming they have the firm support of Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and Al Sharpton — a number of the self-described leaders of the movement have traveled to Nazareth, known as the Arab capital of Israel, to rally in solidarity with Palestinians in their fight against the Israelis.
Details of the #BlackLivesMatter demonstration are available on the Hands Up United website, where 2015 is declared a “year of resistance” against police brutality and societal oppression that supposedly keeps minorities in America “in chains.”
“2015: The Year of Resistance with a firm dedication to the liberation of Black, Brown and oppressed communities, along with dismantling the New Jim Crow, we would like to honor our sisters and brothers who paved the way in our nation and around the world!”
According to the Ferguson protest leaders who went to Israel to “rail” against that country’s policies, among the “oppressed communities” of the world are the Palestinians in Gaza, who they compared to black residents of racially torn Ferguson, Missouri.
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And in proclaiming their commitment to agitate on behalf of the Palestinians, the #BlackLivesMatter protesters boast that they have powerful and prominent people on their side, including the President of the United States.
From the statement on their website: “The Ferguson and Eric Garner protests, staunchly supported by President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and informal adviser Al Sharpton, have well-documented strains of anti-Israel sentiment running through them.”
By clicking on the video above, you can watch an account of the trip to Israel produced and published by the Ferguson protest group, which included university professor and racial activist Marc Lamont Hill, often seen as a commentator on CNN and MSNBC.
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It’s interesting to note that this Ferguson protest group has been agitating in Israel as relations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama have been publicly deteriorating.
Western Journalism has also reported on the apparent attempt by Obama campaign cronies, as well as John Kerry’s State Department, to actively influence the outcome of the upcoming Israeli elections — reportedly working on the ground, in Israel, against the re-election of Netanyahu.
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