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Protesters interrupted Hillary Clinton's Atlanta campaign stop Friday, The Hill reports. The activists chanted "Black lives matter" and sang "Hell You Talmbout," the protest song against police brutality toward black people Janelle Monáe released in August.
The Democratic presidential frontrunner was at Clark Atlanta University to announce her criminal justice platform. Clinton tried to speak about civil rights over the protesters, who were escorted out after nearly 15 minutes, Politico reports.
"So, I'm sorry, you know, I appreciate their passion, but I'm sorry they didn't listen, because some of what they've been demanding, I am offering and intend to fight for as president," she said, also responding, "Yes, they do," to chants of "Black lives matter."
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In the last year, Black Lives Matter protests have gained traction after widely publicized deaths of unarmed black people by police officers in cities like Ferguson, Missouri, Staten Island, New York, and Cleveland. Protesters have also interrupted rallies for Clinton's rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
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