A Los Angeles community activist on Monday condemned the shooting of two sheriff’s deputies, calling protesters who chanted “we hope they die” outside the hospital where the cops were taken “the worst in humanity.”
Activist Najee Ali, speaking outside St. Francis Medical Center, where the two wounded deputies are recovering after the Saturday ambush, denounced the protesters who gathered outside the hospital on Sunday, Fox11 in LA reported.
“We’re here to condemn the shooting of both deputies in the strongest terms,” said Ali, who has long been at odds with local Black Lives Matter leaders. “The activists who were here protesting outside the emergency room chanting, ‘we hope they die, we hope they die, we hope they die,’ we’re here to say ‘we hope they live, we hope they live, we hope they live.’”
The activists — about five people apparently wearing colors and carrying flags of the Pan-Africanism movement — did not identify what group they were with.