African American activists disrupt Donald Trump rally in Virginia
A campaign rally for US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was repeatedly disrupted on Monday by black activists, underscoring the divisions the GOP front-runner has long been accused of sowing.
A Time magazine photographer trying to document the exit of dozens of black protesters from the rally in Radford, Virginia, was grabbed by the neck and shoved to the ground by a US Secret Service agent.
The hecklers, including some from the Black Lives Matter movement, interrupted the rally amid criticism that the New York billionaire has not clearly condemned a white supremacist that reportedly endorsed him.
Black Lives Matter is a civil rights movement that formed in 2013 to protest police violence against African Americans.
Trump mocked the black protesters as they were escorted from the rally, shouting “Are you from Mexico?” at one of them.
The protesters disrupted Trump’s remarks several times for long stretches, prompting him to shout to security guards several times, “Get them out please, get them out.”