BLM leader says if US ‘doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system’

Hawk Newsome is greater New York Black Lives Matter president. During an interview with Martha MacCallum in “The Story” on Wednesday, BLM leader expresed his opinion about what the movement would do if they don’t get what they are asking.

New York Black Lives Matter president Hawk Newsome.

At the beginning of the interview, the host asked BLM leader about his comments affirming that “violence is sometimes necessary” in situations like the one they are facing. She asked that question in relation to previous comments she had heard Newsome utter in various interviews.

“You … have said that violence is sometimes necessary in these situations. What exactly is it that you hope to achieve through violence,” host Martha MacCallum asked Newsome.

However, the leader gave his response a twist saying:“Wow, it’s interesting that you would pose that question like that,” Newsome responded, “because this country is built upon violence. What was the American Revolution, what’s our diplomacy across the globe?

“We go in and we blow up countries and we replace their leaders with leaders who we like. So for any American to accuse us of being violent is extremely hypocritical.”

“It’s a matter of interpretation”

To keep the purpose of the interview, the host clarified that her question was based off comments she had heard him (BLM leader) saying in various interviews in which he was sending a message to his followers saying “Burn it down, burn it down, it’s time”.

To this, BLM leader made clear what his literal words were: “I said,”Newsome told the host, “if this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. All right? And I could be speaking … figuratively. I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation,” he added.

“Let’s observe the history of the 1960s, when black people were rioting,” he went on. “We had the highest growth in wealth, in property ownership. Think about the last few weeks since we started protesting. There have been eight cops fired across the country.”

“I don’t condone nor do I condemn rioting. But I’m just telling you what I observed,” Newsome added. 

Source: Fox News

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