Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met privately with members of the Black Lives Matter movement Tuesday after the activists were turned away from one of her campaign events in New Hampshire.
Black Lives Matter representatives told the New Republic on Tuesday that they intended to interrupt the campaign event in Keene similarly to the movement’s actions at a campaign rally for Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in Seattle. Sanders gave the protestors the microphone before ultimately leaving the stage.
The activists and others were offered a place in an overflow room, which Clinton later visited, according to the Guardian US.
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“The place we ended up arriving with her, in part, was a personal discussion about what we think would work,” founder of the Black Lives Matter chapter in Worcester, Mass., Julius Jones told the New Republic.
“She was not willing to concede that the inherent anti-blackness in the policies that were enacted to address problems is the cause of the problems we have today,” Jones told the magazine.