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Oct 05

Black Lives Matter protesters shout down speech by…the ACLU – #BLM

Black Lives Matter protesters shout down speech by…the ACLUJohn SextonPosted at 8:01 pm on October 4, 2017Share on FacebookShare on Twitter28Remember all the controversy over the ACLU of Virginia’s decision to defend the free speech rights of white supremacist groups in Charlottesville? Briefly, the city wanted to force protest away from downtown and the ACLU fought it on free speech grounds. After the day turned violent, the ACLU of Virginia’s executive director, Claire G. Gastanaga, put out a press release blaming the police for failing to protect people. The police handling of the protests in Charlottesville was denounced by people on both sides of the clashes, but this didn’t stop people on the left from writing think pieces blaming the ACLU for the violence and the death of Heather Heyer.See Also: Michael Moore: Hey, let’s repeal the ‘outdated’ 2nd AmendmentWhich brings us to today when Claire Gastanaga was scheduled to speak at William and Mary on the topic of “Students and the First Amendment.” Moments after she was introduced, a group of protesters affiliated with Black Lives Matter came to the stage and began shouting her down. From Reason: TRENDING: Statistician: After researching gun violence, I no longer believe in gun control Students took to the stage just a few moments after Gastañaga began her remarks. At first, she attempted to spin the demonstration as a welcome example of the kind of thing she had come to campus to discuss, commenting “Good, I like this,” as they lined up and raised their signs. “I’m going to talk to you about knowing your rights, and protests and demonstrations, which this illustrates very well. Then I’m going to respond to questions from the moderators, and then questions from the audience.”It was the last remark she was able to make before protesters drowned her out with cries of, “ACLU, you protect Hitler, too.” They also chanted, “the oppressed are not impressed,” “shame, shame, shame, shame,” (an ode to the Faith Militant’s treatment of Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, though why anyone would want to be associated with the religious fanatics in that particular conflict is beyond me), “blood on your hands,” “the revolution will not uphold the Constitution,” and, uh, “liberalism is white supremacy.”After twenty minutes, the protesters were handed a microphone and allowed to read a statement. When the statement was over, they continued chanting, refusing%2

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