Well, everyone was expecting THAT to happen. As Sen. Jeff Session was speaking during the Republican National Convention on July 18, a Code Pink protester interrupted the Republican politician before getting into a tug-of-war with security who tried to take her banner!
It’s fair to say that Donald Trump, 70, has as many haters as he does supporters. From the looks of it, they ALL were in Cleveland for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Despite attempts to keep the convention hall free from Anti-Trumpers, a member of Code Pink got into the arena. Once Sen. Jeff Sessions was in the middle of his speech, that was the protester’s time to shine.
As she whipped out the anti-war banner, the GOP supporters around her got into a fight, trying to take her banner away. Even as she was taken out, another protester unrolled a second banner! Damn. It seems the award for “First Group To Interrupt The RNC” award goes to Code Pink!
Code Pink protester gets her sign pulled away. Shouts "Trump's Islamaphobia makes us less safe" pic.twitter.com/8dJDfeR5zo
— Bridget Bowman (@bridgetbhc) July 19, 2016
— Mashable News (@MashableNews) July 19, 2016
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) July 19, 2016
Trump’s campaign has a long history of clashing with protesters who don’t want to see the ex-Celebrity Apprentice star become the 45th president of the United States. In particular, Donald’s infamous comments about Mexican immigrants – where he called them “rapists” and “drug dealers” – has caused many Latino activists to protest Donald wherever he goes.
Cleveland may become a very violent place during the convention. There are numerous groups protesting the RNC, including The New Black Panthers, The American Party of Labour and Students For A Democratic Society. On the other side, pro-Trump groups like Bikers For Trump will counter-protest. The Traditionalist Workers Party will also be there. Remember, the TWP was the group of white supremacists that stabbed five left-wing protesters in Sacramento, California on June 26.
Possibly making matters worse – Cleveland is an open carry state. That has plenty of people, including Stephen Loomis, the head of the Cleveland Police Union, who asked if they could suspend open carry until the convention is over, per Q13 Fox! Too bad. Gov. John Kasich, 68, said that wasn’t possible.
What do you think about what happened, HollywoodLifers? Were you shocked or did you expect something like this was going to happen?