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AP Interview: Black Lives Matter skipping 2016 endorsement

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AP Interview: Black Lives Matter skipping 2016 endorsement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Black Lives Matter network will not make a presidential endorsement but will keep up its political activism by confronting candidates about the treatment of African-Americans in the United States. That’s what one of the group’s founders, Alicia Garza, tells The Associated Press in an interview. She also says the organization will […]

AP Interview: Black Lives Matter skipping 2016 endorsement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Black Lives Matter network will not make a presidential endorsement but will keep up its political activism by confronting candidates about the treatment of African-Americans in the United States.

That’s what one of the group’s founders, Alicia Garza, tells The Associated Press in an interview.

She also says the organization will press ahead with protests and interruptions during the 2016 campaign.

Garza says that “sometimes you have to put a wrench in the gears to get people to listen.”

Black Lives Matter activists grabbed headlines when they disrupted a Seattle rally last month before Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was about to speak.

Garza says in the future, the organization may become more involved with candidates and parties, and even run candidates. But she says “we’re not there yet.”

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