Bernie Sanders fans may have expected tea party conservatives to crash his rally in Seattle, WA, but what they got was something very different.
Protesters who claimed affiliation with the Black Lives Matter movement stormed the stage during a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Seattle on Saturday, taking over the microphone and forcing Sanders to leave without ever speaking. Moments after Sanders took the stage at Westlake Park, two women and one man climbed the stage and confronted the Democratic presidential candidate, demanding a chance to speak.
After several moments of confusion and confrontation, an event organizer took the microphone and said the protesters would be allowed to speak before Sanders. Some in the crowd booed.
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One protester, who identified herself as Marissa Johnson, began by saying, “I was going to tell Bernie how racist this city is — with all of its progressives — but you’ve already done that for me. Thank you.”
Let me get this straight: protesters interrupt a presidential campaign event, prevent the candidate from taking the stage, seize the microphone, start pointing and screaming in the host’s face, but the crowd is racist and disrespectful?
This is the warped logic of progressives who have been told for years that they have been cheated, and the world owes them something. Hopefully, Bernie Sanders takes a lesson from this rude altercation- freedom creates progress and prosperity. Progressive policies create nothing but entitlement and anger.