Here’s a short clip from ABC News. The shouts can be heard at the end:
— ABC News (@ABC) July 29, 2016
Reaction was pretty much what you’d expect:
who was the creep who yelled out during the police officer moment of silence? b gone #DemsinPhilly
— Heidi Przybyla (@HeidiNBC) July 29, 2016
Two worst moments at conventions: Yelling during a moment of silence at DNC, and someone yelling f—– at Peter Thiel at RNC.
— ryan teague beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) July 29, 2016
— Tara (@TheBravoBlonde) July 29, 2016
The Washington Times added:
Two people interrupted a moment of silence meant to honor slain police officers at Democrats’ convention Thursday, shouting “black lives matter” as the rest of the thousands assembled were quiet.
Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, whose city was the scene of the ambush that left five police officers dead and seven wounded earlier this month, asked for the moment of silence.
After things quieted down, a man interrupted with the “black lives matter” shout, and a woman then interjected herself.
As the Times noted, the two major parties handled the issue of police shootings quite differently. While Republicans paid homage to officers killed in two ambushes, Democrats spent much of their convention focusing on those who died at the hands of officers.
It really isn’t surprising, given this is the party that endorsed the Black Lives Matter movement and spent much of the primary pandering to the anti-police movement as Obama hosted their leaders in the White House.
Writing at Townhall.com, Cortney O’Brien said:
Black Lives Matter activists have the right to protest against what they believe is police brutality – but during a moment of silence for murdered officers and the devastated families they’ve left behind? Unthinkable.
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