Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Staffers Worked to Prevent Black Lives Matter From Protesting Michelle Obama Speech. ThatBLM didn't show up tells you who controls them.
The first lady’s staff circulated a CNN article about Black Lives Matter protesting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel during the United States Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C., in January. Staff members wanted to avoid the spectacle of protestors at Michelle Obama’s speech at the conference the next day.
“I want to make sure you guys have a heads up on this so that we can ensure no protestors make their way into our event. :)” wrote Chynna Clayton, who works in the first lady’s office.