BLM Leader Removed From Mayoral Debate

BLM Leader Removed From Mayoral Debate


A leader of Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles was forcibly taken away from a mayoral debate on Sunday night by campus law enforcement at Cal State Los Angeles. 

That leader is Melina Abdullah, who is also a professor at Cal State L.A. 

Abdullah told The Los Angeles Times she was taken out of the room by police officers because she did not have a ticket, but her reaction to the removal appeared to suggest that she felt it was unfair for her not to be allowed to attend. 

“Debates should be public … especially at a public university,” Abdullah told the outlet via text, saying that students, teachers and the public weren’t permitted inside “a near-empty theater.”

The university released a statement, saying, “One person was removed from the debate, arrested,

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