#BlackLivesMatter Meets With Clinton On The Campaign Trail

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The Black Lives Matter movement traveled to New Hampshire yesterday, but this time, their target wasn't Bernie Sanders.

Clinton was in Keene, New Hampshire, speaking at a community forum on substance abuse. Afterward she met privately with members of the Black Lives Matter movement, who had planned to protest Clinton's former support of sentencing policies passed by her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

Reporters were not allowed into the meeting but the group did record the exchange and expect to publish the video this week.


Julius Jones, founder of #BlackLivesMatter Worcester. He tweets @BLM_Boston.


Politico: Hillary Clinton Meets With Black Lives Matter Protesters

  • "Hillary Clinton met with five Black Lives Matter activists behind closed doors following her campaign event here on Tuesday evening, after the group tried to disrupt the forum but arrived too late to get past security."

The New Republic: Black Lives Matter Arrives On Hillary Clinton’s Doorstep

  • "Led by Black Lives Matter Boston founder Daunasia Yancey, the activists went to the event with intention of staging a protest similar to the disruption of a Netroots Nation event featuring two Democratic hopefuls, former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley and current U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. O'Malley subsequently released a criminal justice reform plan that responded to many of the protesters' concerns. But Sanders was interrupted again on Saturday at an event in Seattle."


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