Dissent has erupted on social media lately, and one of the biggest talking points is the disruption of Democratic Presidential Nominee contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vermont) during a rally in Seattle, Wash. over the weekend.
Sanders effectively got out one sentence, a potentially ironic line, “Thank you, Seattle, for being one of the most progressive cities in the United States of America!” I say potentially ironic, because it depends on how you feel about what happens next:
The two protesters, Marissa Johnson and Mara Willaford are allegedly founders of the Black Lives Matter, Seattle chapter. And despite claims that the official Black Lives Matter protest group has offered an apology as to the disruption, so far only a brief statement on BlackLivesMatter.com exists that neither supports nor condemns that actions of the girls:
But that hasn’t stopped the rest of the internet from chiming in across social media platforms. It’s an interesting dialogue starter to say the least. Sure, it’s easy to get angry about the manner in which these girls acted, but clearly they are angry themselves and plenty passionate about their cause. So before dismissing them outright for their tactics, perhaps read what them and their supporters have to say on the matter (as well as some dissidents):