Activist: stop vilifying protesters and try to understand why they fight

Activist Walter “Hawk” Newsome urged Americans on Sunday to consider the reasons for the protests against police brutality and racial inequality that have swept the nation instead of “trying to vilify” the participants.

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“If this country doesn’t give us what we want, we will burn this system down and replace it, okay? And he could be speaking figuratively, he could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation, “he had said.

Newsome clarified on Sunday that “it is not encouraging people to go out and hurt other people.”

“What I’m talking about is systemic inequality, the United States treats crime as something that needs to be handled with the police rather than seeing crime from the perspective that it is a health crisis,” Newsome said, noting what it looked like. heroin and opioid addiction when associated with blacks against white Americans.

Newsome added that “50 percent, maybe sometimes 60 percent of the people protesting are young white men and you want to dismiss them and call them antifa,” and said, “You have corporate lawyers, you have graduates of the ivy league who they’re out there protesting. “

“Stop trying to vilify those who are fighting and try to understand why they are fighting,” he added.

Although Newsome was introduced as head of the Black Lives Matter Greater New York, the founders of the Black Lives Matter Global Network have denied that he is affiliated with the movement.

“As BLM has told Mr. Newsome in the past, and as is still true today, Mr. Newsome’s group is not a chapter of BLM and has not reached any agreement with BLM agreeing to adhere to the basic principles of BLM “The group said in a statement after their interview with MacCallum. “The only official BLM chapter in New York is Black Lives Matter NYC.”