Black Lives Matter activists protesting the DNC in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26 (Salon/Ben Norton)

WATCH: Black Lives Matter protesters chant "Hillary has blood on her hands!" at DNC march

BLM activists shouted "Don't vote for Hillary, she's killing black people!" at an anti-DNC rally in Philadelphia


Ben Norton
July 27, 2016 10:00PM (UTC)

Several hundred Black Lives Matter protesters marched six miles from northern Philadelphia, through downtown, to the Democratic National Convention in the south of the city on Tuesday.

The march was led by the Philly Coalition for REAL (Racial, Economic And Legal) Justice. The group called the demonstration #BLKDNCResistance.

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At the front of the march, activists held banners reading "Hillary, delete yourself" and "Hillary has blood on her hands."

Upon reaching Philadelphia's city hall, the leaders of the protest began numerous anti-Hillary Clinton chants.

"I believe that we will win! F**k Hillary!" they sang.

"Don't vote for Hillary, she's killing black people!" they chanted.

They added: "Hillary has blood on her hands!" and "F**k the system!"

During the march, Philly Coalition for REAL Justice activists stopped several times to give speeches. They expressed solidarity with people in Palestine, Puerto Rico, Haiti and more — and condemned Clinton for her staunch support for the Israeli government, despite its crimes against the Palestinians; Clinton's backing of the PROMESA bill, which critics say installs a "colonial" U.S. control board in Puerto Rico; and the Clinton Foundation's exploitation of the earthquake in Haiti.

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After arriving in the heart of Philadelphia, the Black Lives Matter marchers joined forces with a socialist, anti-racist demonstration held by the Workers World Party.

At the combined protest, Workers World Party activists led another anti-Clinton chant: "No Clinton, no KKK, no Wall Street USA!"

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Later, when they saw Fox News at the demonstration, protesters also chanted "F**k Fox News!" and "Fox News is the KKK!"


Ben Norton

Ben Norton is a politics reporter and staff writer at AlterNet. You can find him on Twitter at @BenjaminNorton.

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