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Chaos as #BlackLivesMatter disrupts St. Louis MLK celebration

The #BlackLivesMatter activists disrupted the annual Martin Luther King Day celebration at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, MO. It is a historically black University.

They stormed a University auditorium during the celebration and brought scheduled activities to a halt. The mob said they were “reclaiming Martin Luther King Day.” Protesters denounced the black leadership at Harris-Stowe as “House Negroes” and “part of the establishment.”

Large numbers of law enforcement had to intervene when #BlackLivesMatter activists engaged in screaming and pushing matches with black students.

Later, they unveiled a banner declaring 2015 as “The Year of Resistance” outside of the auditorium.

Militant Black Power activist staged confrontational demonstrations all over the country this weekend.

#BlackLivesMatter activists protested at the home of the new Jewish Mayor of Oakland, California. They denounced her as a pro-Israel capitalist.

The “Black Brunch” restaurant invasions were held in NYC, St. Louis, Chicago, and Oakland.

They protested the Colorado Springs, CO office of the NAACP.

For young Black Power militants, it was not “Martin Luther King Day,” it was “#ReclaimMLK Day.” They claim that the older black leadership has gone soft and needs to be more militant and confrontational.

From St. Louis Post-Dispatch…

Some of the hundreds of participants who gathered at the Old Courthouse on Monday morning for the King Day observance, and who marched to Harris-Stowe for a midday interfaith service, also carried signs commemorating Brown. But there was no apparent conflict at that time between those two causes.

That changed after the ceremony began in the crowded university auditorium. Shortly before 1 p.m., about two dozen protesters entered waving an upside-down American flag and chanting, “No justice, no peace!”

They took the stage, and as the crowd began filing out angrily, they used a microphone to accuse the university and the clergy of being part of the problem.

Protesters left the stage and the building after Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, appealed for calm. But later, the protesters and Harris-Stowe students confronted each other about the disrupted event.

Some Harris-Stowe students, watching protesters facing off with police, got frustrated and started yelling, asking why protesters would target a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at a historically black college.

As students got louder, protesters moved away from the police and confronted the students. At one point, people in both groups had to be held back as the shouting became intense. The confrontation ended with Harris-Stowe students holding peace signs in the air.