A photo exclusively sent to Big League Politics shows militant protesters holding signs demanding slavery reparations “by any means”, and demanding “an eye for an eye”.
Protesters held signs demanding Congress provide slavery reparations “by any means”, with the additional possibly violent message demanding “an eye for an eye and a life for a life”, seeming to advocate violence in the name of slavery reparations. The sign appears to show a photo of a 1950s lynching, seeming to explain the context of the “life for a life” quote.
The photo shows another sign reading “Cut the check! – MLK”.
Big League Politics was not able to find a source for this exact Martin Luther King Jr. quote, though the activist did make the case for slavery reparations.
Another protester was photographed holding a sign merely reading “reparations by any means” with what appears to be a separate photo of a lynch mob attacking an African American in the 1950s.
The photos were taken in Washington, D.C., outside the Rayburn House Office Building, as Congress discussed the possibility of offering reparations for slavery. Multiple Hollywood celebrities traveled to D.C. to endorse the idea of slavery reparations.
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties welcomed Glover, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), author Ta-Nehisi Coates, and others to discuss reparations in the wake of subcommittee member Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) reintroducing H.R. 40 to establish a commission to study reparations. In his prepared remarks, Glover called the hearing “historic,” expressing appreciation for being given the opportunity to offer his views on what he called a “reckoning of a crime against humanity that is foundational to the development of democracy and material well-being” of the United States.
This is a breaking story and Big League Politics will update as more information becomes available.
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