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When protesters took to Chicago’s Michigan Avenue last week, grassroots activists at the Black Friday boycott had no interest in sharing the Magnificent Mile with “Black Lives Matter” activists from the University of Chicago, forcing protesters associated with the group off the street.

While media coverage from the periphery of the march showed images of protesters lined up in front of the high-end stores and reported on a unified movement for “justice” in the police killing of Laquan McDonald, it was anything but. Our footage from the core of the march reveals the contentious and disunited elements vying for control.

At the outset of the march, grassroots protesters commonly associated with the group Voices of the Ex-Offenders (V.O.T.E.) led the march north on Michigan Avenue and away from Jesse Jackson and his media entourage. The majority of viewers observing the events on television were unaware of how the march began as cameras and reporters remained trained on Jackson.

In doing so, media failed to capture the true tenor of the Black Friday march, including marked disunity among the groups represented that day, professional operatives attempting to stop our filming of the hostility toward Black Lives Matter activists by grassroots activists, and Black Youth Project 100 protesters inciting violence even as they chanted “peace,” as seen in our footage.

A white man from with the Black Youth Project 100 attempts to tell us we cannot film, and “we are not doing interviews,” just before a hispanic man with the group physically assaults me, attempts to prevent my camera from recording. During the encounter with the hispanic man, a hispanic woman warned me, that “for your own protection, you need to stop filming.”

The video shows militant female “Black Lives Matter” activists from Black Youth Project 100 fighting, pushing and shoving with the grassroots activists from the community, after being told not to try and get in front of the black community.

Watch the footage here (contains mild profanity):

V.O.T.E.’s Paul McKinley explained the view from inside the community, “Black Lives Matter is trying to get out in front of the grassroots. These folks come from the universities, from University of Chicago and they see Jesse Jackson has lost control. Black Youth Project 100, Black Lives Matter, the Dream Defenders — they’re all the same, they’re all front groups for a radical liberal agenda. They’re fighting to take control of the black community, to take over for the old guys, like Jackson and Al Sharpton.”

“None of them care about black issues,” McKinley continued, “they are using the black community as pawns to push out their own agendas like same-sex marriage and amnesty for illegal aliens. As long as they have black people beaten down, they think they can manipulate us.”

Mark Carter added, “They are trying to take over the movement, but we won’t let that happen.”

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9 Responses

  1. pastor jim ~Westside

    Ha ha It seems to everyone who watched it Mark tha felon Carter still doing nothing constructive. He cant get a job because he is a felon so all he does is protest.. Hey Mark can I get a $24900, contract from fat Carla O? LOL

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  2. Mark Carter

    I see exposing You phony Ass wasn’t enough huh….by the way I work for no one…Self Made,All Man….Mr Fake Informant …You Wanted to be A Snitch So Bad til U Become A Snitch Imposter…What Of Shit Is That…lol

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  3. George Kocan

    Of course, the Democrat press reports this according to the progressive script: white cops kill innocent black persons for sport. The script does its job, it distracts the public’s attention from the high murder rate in the city, a murder rate reflecting the reality of black on black crime. White on black crime is infinitessimal compared to black on black crime. So, the big question is, why? The Democrat script blames rich Republicans. All they have to do is pay and the problem will go away. But, the answer is that Republicans have nothing do to with Chicago and the problems of the black community. The whole issue belongs to the Democrat Party, a party which runs everything that matters in Chicago and in Illinois. This is the problem which the Democrat press will not admit or even allude to. This problem defines the identity of the press in Chicago and in surrounding suburbs. The press is a mouthpiece for the Dem part specifically because wil will not call the Dem party out for its malice, malfeasance and negligence. The Dem party runs the newspapers, the tv stations, the schools, the colleges, the universities and even the Catholic Church. Chicago has world-famouse university with the best brains in sociology, psychology and other disciplines devoted to controling human behavior and what do we have to show for it?–a rising murder rate among blacks. This cannot be a coincidence.

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  4. Kamaluddeen

    iskm da kaja na protestirashtite da si prpominiat pogovorkata PRED SOPATA VSI4KI SA RAVNI.DA NE SE ZANIMAVAT S GLUPOSTI A DA GI NAMIRAT TEZI MISHKI I DA IM IGRAIAT PO EDIN 4EXAL INA4E OPRAVIA NIAMA DA IMA.

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    • hhk

      It’s probably just as well that your comment is gobbledy-gook to most of the readers on this (American)
      website.

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  5. Shelia Stepp

    These people think their rights are the only ones that matters . No one bothers them when they have their marches . They ate just threre to cause trouble. hidden behind any and what ever agenda they can wrap up in . Any intelligent person or real news reporter can see right through this .

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  6. dENILLEANDRUS

    IT IS VERY IRONIC THAT THOSE WHO CHANT LOVE, PEACE, FREEDOM AND DOWN WITH REPRESSION ARE THE ONES WHO SEEM TO BE PRINCIPALLY INVOLVED IN SHUTTING DOWN OTHERS WHO HAVE A GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO SPEAK AT THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT APPROVED RALLIES…pEOPLE WHO PAY FOR A VENUE, GET PROPER APPROVAL, AND FOLLOW THE LAW TO HOLD AN EVENT ARE TERRORIZED AND THREATEND AND INTIMIDATED NOT TO…..DO YOU SEE THE IRONY……FREEDOM OF SPEAK, FREEDOM TO LAWFULLY ASSEMBLE SHOULD BE PROTECTED BY THE LAW….WHY ARE PROFESSIONAL DISUPTERS CRIMINALLY PROSECUTED???????????? INFORCE THE LAW….. ARREST PEOPLE THAT DONT ALLOW , PEACEFUL, LAWFUL RALLIES TO OCCUR SO OTHER CAN EXERCISE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE AND RALLY……..wHAT DO YOU THINK?

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    • GeorgeKocan

      I prefer the word ‘diagnostic’ over ‘ironic.’ The writer has isolated the very essence of Democrat ideology: Do whatever you want. Allow no law, custom or logic to interfere with your goal. That means demanding the rights of free speach for yourself and denying them to others. That is true freedom. Coincidentally, that also forms the definition that Vlad Lenin gave for a dictatorship, “a rule of law based on force and unchecked by any law.” Lenin gained fame as a community organizer and dictator of Communist Russia.

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