Black Lives Matter Protests ACLU Because Being Liberal Is Apparently Now 'White Supremacy'

| OCT 4, 2017 | 8:55 PM
Black Lives Matter

At this point, they're eating their own.

In late September, a group of Black Lives Matter students stormed the stage during an event at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where the American Civil Liberties Union was sponsoring a pro-First Amendment event.

W&M alumna Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia, had just started speaking when raucous protesters interrupted her, according to student newspaper The Flat Hat.

Before she even made it five minutes into her speech, Black Lives Matter demonstrators hoisted signs, rushed the stage, and began shouting, “Blood on your hands” and “The revolution will not uphold the Constitution.”

But perhaps most peculiar was this chant: “Liberalism is white supremacy.”

Apparently, that was in response to the fact that the ACLU rightly defended white supremacists' First Amendment rights to protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August.

While the left-leaning civil liberties group condemned the violence, it stood by the white nationalists' right to march in opposition to the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee:

The college rebuked the Black Lives Matter protesters for shouting down Gastañaga, calling the group's actions “not acceptable in our community.”

“This stifles debate and prevents those who’ve come to hear a speaker, our students in particular, from asking questions, often hard questions, and from engaging in debate where the strength of ideas, not the power of shouting, is the currency,” the statement read.

The statement, though, said nothing about finding those involved in Gastañaga's silencing or disciplining them in any way, so it's unclear how W&M plans to stop such out-of-control demonstrations.

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