Black Lives Matter Founder: We Will Shut Down GOP Convention

"We will make sure that our voices are made loud and clear."

In an interview on Saturday on MSNBC's The Melissa Harris-Perry Show, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors declared that "any opportunity we have to shut down a Republican convention, we will," the Daily Surge reports.

First off, we want candidates to actually call movement leaders sit and have meetings with us, have a conversation with us about what's happened this last year since the murder of Mike Brown.

"Mike Brown" refers to Michael Brown, the black suspect killed by a white cop he attacked in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking the Black Lives Matter movement.

Mock then asked, "What is your plan for the Republican candidates, specifically after Jeb Bush and his idea of saying that #BlackLivesMatter is just a slogan?" Cullors responded:

Many folks have asked, "Why would you go after the Democratic Party? They’re on our side. What about the Republican Party?" And trust and believe that any opportunity we have to shut down a Republican convention, we will.

Mock and her co-host found this threat to be hilarious. Cullors went on:

We will make sure that our voices are made loud and clear and we also want to be clear that the Democratic Party isn't off the hook.

"Patrisse Cullors in Cleveland, thank you SO much," Mock gushed in conclusion.

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