• ‘Black Lives Matter’ Founder: We Will Shut Down GOP Convention

    Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors on Saturday gave assurance during her interview on MSNBC that “any opportunity we have to shut down a Republican convention, we will.”

    Janet Mock, guest hosting for Melissa Harris-Perry, asked Cullors to specify the actions she wants presidential candidates to take for the Black Lives movement.

    “We want candidates to actually call movement leaders sit and have meetings with us, have a conversation with us about what’s happened this last year since the murder of Mike Brown,” Cullors said.

    “What is your plan for the Republican candidates specifically after Jeb Bush and his idea of saying that #black lives matter is just a slogan?” Mock asked Cullors.

    “Many folks have asked why would you go after the Democratic Party. They’re on our side. What about the Republican Party? And trust and believe that any opportunity we have to shut down a Republican convention, we will,” she said as she and the show’s hosts chuckled. “We will make sure that our voices are made loud and clear and we also want to be clear that the Democratic Party isn’t off the hook.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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