#BlackLivesMatter Activist Interrupts Private Clinton Fundraiser

February 25, 2016
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Meanwhile, a Black Lives Matter activist interrupted Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a private fundraiser Wednesday night in Charleston, South Carolina. During the event, Ashley Williams held a banner reading "We have to bring them to heel"—a reference to controversial statements Clinton made in 1996 about some youth, whom she called "superpredators." Williams then confronted Clinton, saying, "I am not a superpredator."

Ashley Williams: "I’m not a superpredator, Hillary Clinton."

Hillary Clinton: "OK, fine. We’ll talk about it."

Ashley Williams: "Can you apologize to black people for mass incarceration?"

Hillary Clinton: "Well, can I talk? OK, and then maybe you can listen to what I say."

Ashley Williams: "Yes, yes, absolutely."

Hillary Clinton: "OK, fine. Thank you very much. There’s a lot of issues, a lot of issues in this campaign." [...]

Ashley Williams: "I know that you called black youth superpredators in 1994.
Please explain your record. Explain it to us. You owe black people an apology."

Hillary Clinton: "Well, I’ll tell you what, if you will give me a chance to talk, I’ll—I’ll tell you something. You know what? Nobody’s ever asked me before. You’re the first person to ask me, and I’m happy to address it, but you are the first person to ask me, dear. Um, OK, back to the issues."

That was Black Lives Matter activist Ashley Williams confronting Hillary Clinton at a private fundraiser on Wednesday night. She was then escorted away. Williams says a friend contributed $500 so she could attend the private event.

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