#blacklivesmatter protesters shut down Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle

Bernie Sanders, darling of the extremist left, was eaten by some of his own yesterday when radical black activists representing the #blacklivesmatter group charged the stage in a Seattle park where he had just begun to speak and began screaming to be heard.

The almost all white audience of Sanders supporters were mostly hostile to the interruption, some calling for police to arrest the radicals, while others called for them to leave the stage and let Sanders speak. Police said later that the organizers of the event asked them not to make any arrersts.

Sanders himself seemed befuddled. He was one of the good guys, right? He's on their side, right? It didn't matter to the screaming protesters who accused the crowd in one of the most progressive cities in America of being racist.

“If you do not listen … your event will be shut down,” one of the protesters told organizers, who offered to let them speak after Sanders. After a back and forth with the screaming protesters, organizers relented and said the demonstrators could go first.

Some in the largely white audience booed and chanted for protesters to let the senator talk. A few yelled for police to make arrests.

Marissa Johnson, one of the protesters, shot back, “I was going to tell Bernie how racist this city is, filled with its progressives, but you did it for me,” accusing the audience of “white supremacist liberalism.” She cited Seattle’s own police problems, including an ongoing Justice Department consent decree over use of force.

The activists demanded 4½ minutes of silence in memory of Brown, to symbolize the 4½ hours his body lay on a Ferguson street. While rally organizers raised their hands in support, some in the crowd yelled profanities. After the few minutes of silence, the protesters said they wanted to confront Sanders for failing to address their concerns when he was similarly interrupted at a town hall for liberal activists in Phoenix last month. Johnson beckoned Sanders to stand closer as she spoke — he refused.

The Westlake protesters would not let Sanders take the microphone, prompting rally organizer Robby Stern to say the event was over because the demonstrators were determined to stop it. Sanders left the stage and walked through the crowd, greeting supporters, before leaving in a white Jeep for a fundraiser at the Comet Tavern on Capitol Hill.

In a written statement addressing the Westlake protest, Sanders said he was “disappointed that two people disrupted a rally attended by thousands … I was especially disappointed because on criminal-justice reform and the need to fight racism there is no other candidate for president who will fight harder than me.”  

In a news release posted on social media, local Black Lives Matter activists said they were holding Sanders and other white progressives accountable for failing to support their movement. Citing the anniversary of Brown’s death, they said, “We honor black lives by doing the unthinkable, the unapologetic, and the unrespectable.”

There is something truly pathetic watching all those good little socialists bending over backwards trying to appease the rage of the black activists, only to have their good intentions thrown back in their faces. The look of befuddlement is priceless. They're not used to blacks going off the plantation to attack them. 

Here's a video. Note the sea of white people. 

Maybe the activists have a point. The socialists and progressives take the black vote purely for granted. They are not equipped to deal with the rage of people who are pandered to at election time and ignored thereafter.

The plaintiveness of one Sanders supporter is telling:

Some Sanders supporters were chagrined at the way his speech was cut off and said the protesters hurt their own cause.

“Why would they pick Bernie Sanders to do this to? He has stuck up for civil rights,” said Diane Jerich-Domin, of Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, who added that she had attended Black Lives Matter protests after Ferguson.

I venture to say that if Sanders can't run a rally, he can't run the government. And if he is at a loss for words when a couple of lunatics interrupt his speaking, you have to wonder what other challenges in the real world he would be unable to address.

My guess is, this sort of thing is not going to happen again at a Democratic rally. There will be a lot more security (Sanders wasn't threatened physically but he had no bodyguards in evidence to protect him.). And it goes without saying that Republican rallies will do all they can to prevent the radicals from disrupting their rallies.

 

 

Bernie Sanders, darling of the extremist left, was eaten by some of his own yesterday when radical black activists representing the #blacklivesmatter group charged the stage in a Seattle park where he had just begun to speak and began screaming to be heard.

The almost all white audience of Sanders supporters were mostly hostile to the interruption, some calling for police to arrest the radicals, while others called for them to leave the stage and let Sanders speak. Police said later that the organizers of the event asked them not to make any arrersts.

Sanders himself seemed befuddled. He was one of the good guys, right? He's on their side, right? It didn't matter to the screaming protesters who accused the crowd in one of the most progressive cities in America of being racist.

“If you do not listen … your event will be shut down,” one of the protesters told organizers, who offered to let them speak after Sanders. After a back and forth with the screaming protesters, organizers relented and said the demonstrators could go first.

Some in the largely white audience booed and chanted for protesters to let the senator talk. A few yelled for police to make arrests.

Marissa Johnson, one of the protesters, shot back, “I was going to tell Bernie how racist this city is, filled with its progressives, but you did it for me,” accusing the audience of “white supremacist liberalism.” She cited Seattle’s own police problems, including an ongoing Justice Department consent decree over use of force.

The activists demanded 4½ minutes of silence in memory of Brown, to symbolize the 4½ hours his body lay on a Ferguson street. While rally organizers raised their hands in support, some in the crowd yelled profanities. After the few minutes of silence, the protesters said they wanted to confront Sanders for failing to address their concerns when he was similarly interrupted at a town hall for liberal activists in Phoenix last month. Johnson beckoned Sanders to stand closer as she spoke — he refused.

The Westlake protesters would not let Sanders take the microphone, prompting rally organizer Robby Stern to say the event was over because the demonstrators were determined to stop it. Sanders left the stage and walked through the crowd, greeting supporters, before leaving in a white Jeep for a fundraiser at the Comet Tavern on Capitol Hill.

In a written statement addressing the Westlake protest, Sanders said he was “disappointed that two people disrupted a rally attended by thousands … I was especially disappointed because on criminal-justice reform and the need to fight racism there is no other candidate for president who will fight harder than me.”  

In a news release posted on social media, local Black Lives Matter activists said they were holding Sanders and other white progressives accountable for failing to support their movement. Citing the anniversary of Brown’s death, they said, “We honor black lives by doing the unthinkable, the unapologetic, and the unrespectable.”

There is something truly pathetic watching all those good little socialists bending over backwards trying to appease the rage of the black activists, only to have their good intentions thrown back in their faces. The look of befuddlement is priceless. They're not used to blacks going off the plantation to attack them. 

Here's a video. Note the sea of white people. 

Maybe the activists have a point. The socialists and progressives take the black vote purely for granted. They are not equipped to deal with the rage of people who are pandered to at election time and ignored thereafter.

The plaintiveness of one Sanders supporter is telling:

Some Sanders supporters were chagrined at the way his speech was cut off and said the protesters hurt their own cause.

“Why would they pick Bernie Sanders to do this to? He has stuck up for civil rights,” said Diane Jerich-Domin, of Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, who added that she had attended Black Lives Matter protests after Ferguson.

I venture to say that if Sanders can't run a rally, he can't run the government. And if he is at a loss for words when a couple of lunatics interrupt his speaking, you have to wonder what other challenges in the real world he would be unable to address.

My guess is, this sort of thing is not going to happen again at a Democratic rally. There will be a lot more security (Sanders wasn't threatened physically but he had no bodyguards in evidence to protect him.). And it goes without saying that Republican rallies will do all they can to prevent the radicals from disrupting their rallies.