Black Lives Matter: We’re Organizing a Massive Protest for Trump’s Philly Visit
A Black Lives Matter leader says the group is planning to hold a yuuuge protest outside of a Donald Trump event in Philadelphia on Friday.
Asa Khalif, the Black Lives Matter activist who recently placed a Ku Klux Klan hood on Philly’s statue of Frank Rizzo, says he is working within his own organization as well as with others to stage the “mass” march.
“We are strategizing as we speak,” he says. “Trump has pissed off a lot of people, and groups that don’t usually work together are working together. We’re going to stand in solidarity to pretty much give Trump the middle finger.”
Trump is reportedly expecting to meet privately with African-American leaders tomorrow at Greater Exodus Baptist Church’s banquet hall on North Broad Street. Trump’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment, but two Republican Congressional candidates from Philly confirmed that they were asked to attend.
Reverend Herb Lusk, the pastor of Greater Exodus, says he was not invited to the event and has “nothing to do with this.”
A recent poll found that Trump has literally zero black support in Pennsylvania.
“Trump is a racist bigot,” says Khalif. “He is extremely dangerous for this country.”
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