Black Lives Mat­ter in­ter­rupts ex-gov­er­nor in Philadel­phia

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — Jes­sica Chas­mar

Black Lives Mat­ter protesters shouted down for­mer Penn­syl­va­nia Gov. Ed Ren­dell dur­ing a kid-friendly event Mon­day, say­ing “no politi­cian will be safe” un­til jus­tice is served in the fa­tal po­lice-in­volved shoot­ing of an armed black man.

Mr. Ren­dell was speak­ing at a cel­e­bra­tion of Philadel­phia’s Franklin Square’s 11th an­niver­sary when Black Lives Mat­ter demon­stra­tors crashed the event to protest the po­lice-in­volved killing of David Jones, a 30-year-old armed black man who

was shot in the back while try­ing to flee po­lice.

A lo­cal news sta­tion cap­tured the in­tense mo­ment when a man shout­ing through a bull­horn stood just feet from Mr. Ren­dell as the gov­er­nor stood at the podium in si­lence.

“Go home! Go home! Go home!” the demon­stra­tors chanted.

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