BLM’s Newsome: If America Doesn’t Give Us What We Want, Then We Will Burn Down the System

‘Like let’s be very real and observe the history of the 1960s’

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NEWSOME: “If this country doesn’t give us what we want then we will burn down the system and replace it. All right. And I could be speaking figuratively, I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation. Like let’s be very real and observe the history of the 1960s. When black people were rioting we have their highest growth and wealth, in property ownership. Think about the last few weeks. Since you started protesting there have been eight cops fired across the country. Remember they were telling us that there was Due Process? That’s why the cop that choked Eric Gardner kept his job and kept receiving raises for five years. Anytime a cop hurt child or elders, there was always a call for Due Process. But the moment people start destroying property, now cops can be fired automatically. What is this country rewarding? What behavior is it listening to? Obviously not marching. When people get aggressive and they escalate their protests, cops get fired, now, you have police officers and Republican politicians talking about police reform. I don’t condone nor do I condemn rioting but I’m just telling what I observed.”

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