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CodePink Disrupts Donald Trump Acceptance Speech

HeadlineJul 22, 2016

CodePink’s Medea Benjamin disrupted Trump’s speech last night, holding a banner reading “Build bridges, not walls!” Her protest diverted cameras away from Trump’s speech. Benjamin was removed by security after the disruption. Medea says she was later questioned by the Secret Service. Democracy Now! spoke to Medea on the street afterwards.

Medea Benjamin: “I had read the speech beforehand, so I knew exactly when I wanted to interrupt: when he said, 'I am your voice.' And I wanted to get up then and say, 'You are not my voice. Your voice is one of hatred and anti-immigrant sentiment and Islamophobia and misogyny. And we need someone who will build bridges, not walls.'”

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