Effort to deny Trump free speech organized by Sanders supporters
CBS News identifies Ja’Mal D Green as one of the leaders of the violent protest that shut down the Donald Trump rally in Chicago on Friday.
Many of the protesters responsible for the cancellation were Bernie Sanders supporters. One of the leaders of the protest was a Sanders surrogate, 20-year-old Ja’Mal D Green, who describes the night as a “win.”
“Our whole purpose was to shut it down,” Green said.
He told CBS News he was not alone in planning the event.
NBC News also quoted Green and said the violence “was largely organized by supporters of Sanders, the Democratic presidential candidate who has struggled to win over black voters but whose revolutionary streak has excited radicals of all racial demographics.”
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