Black Lives Matter activists disrupt Bernie Sanders speech

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SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was shoved aside by several Black Lives Matter activists and eventually left the stage at an afternoon event in Seattle without giving his speech.

Sanders was just starting to address several thousand people at Westlake Park on Saturday when two women took over the microphone. The women spoke about Ferguson and the killing of Michael Brown and held a four minute moment of silence.

Sanders was pushed away when he tried to take the microphone back. Instead, he shook hands and posed for photos with supporters for about 15 minutes, and then left.

The Vermont senator will hold a campaign rally at the University of Washington this evening. He’s also scheduled to hold a rally at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum Sunday night, before heading to an event in Los Angeles Monday.

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