Black Lives Matter Responds to Trump’s Acceptance Speech at RNC

Black Lives Matter activists march during a protest outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 19, 2016.

Black Lives Matter is blasting Donald Trump's acceptance speech as Republican presidential nominee, calling it the "most negative acceptance speech in recorded history" and calling Trump himself a "disgrace."

“The terrifying vision that Donald J. Trump is putting forward casts him alongside some of the worst fascists in history," Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza said in a statement.  


“Black people and our allies have unequivocally demanded a new path forward for safety in our communities, one that involves real accountability for police," Garza added. “While our movement envisions a bright future where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, Trump is proposing a new, dark age where police have carte blanche authority to terrorize our communities."

“The terrorist on our televisions tonight was Donald Trump. He pledged to fight for Americans while threatening the vast majority of this country with imprisonment, deportation and a culture of abject fear," BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors said. "His doublespeak belies his true nature: a charlatan who will embolden racists and destroy communities of color. He is a disgrace. White people of conscience must forcefully reject this hatred immediately."

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