More than two dozen Black Lives Matter protesters disrupted Donald Trump’s rally. Unfortunately, it was just a matter of time before something happened. Front-runner Trump’s raspy voice is like a match striking against a surface, “Get the bums out of here!”
Thousands of his adoring fans move as one against anyone Trump identifies for ejection. Rallies offer an opportunity for emasculated people to take their frustration and anger and turn those hopeless feelings into action.
Two dozen plus protestors in the Black Lives Matter movement, an organization working against police brutality and racial discrimination, infiltrated the Trump crowd and began chanting their group’s slogan, “Black Lives Matter.”
Then they released banners reading “STOP HATE” and “YOUR HATE IS KILLING PEOPLE.” Their protests were certainly brave actions in the swelling New Orleans crowd, as they made themselves the focal point of Trump’s attention.
Trump let the issue build steam and milked it for all the free publicity he could. Then, during Thursday’s GOP debate on Fox News, Trump emphatically denounced both Duke and the Ku Klux Klan. He tweeted the same message.
When Trump’s private security people, police officers, and event security attempted to remove the protesters, they joined arms and resisted leaving. The videos of the incident show a member of the crowd shoving a woman. A member of a white suprematist group bragged on Twitter that he was the one pushing her.
Even Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski joined in the attempt to help security move the protestors to the exit. Several members of Black Lives Matter fell before security managed to get them away from the rally. The entire incident took about six minutes to resolve.
Black Lives Matter was just one in a group of half a dozen different protestors.