Jesse Jackson Cornered by Angry Ferguson Protesters: ‘When You Going to Stop Selling Us Out?’
Aug. 22, 2014 5:05pm Erica Ritz
At least two protesters cornered Jesse Jackson at a McDonald’s in Ferguson, Mo., tearing into him for what they saw as a lack of leadership after Michael Brown’s death, according to video posted by Western Journalism.
“Hey, Jesse Jackson. How you doing? Are you here to support us?” one protester began, approaching Jackson’s vehicle and recording the interaction.
“You’ve been marching all day long? We haven’t seen you marching all day long,” he said. “Are you going to pay the bond of those brothers that’s been locked up?”
“Are you marching today with us, or are you just going to sit in the car?” the second protester demanded.
“We ain’t seen you!” the first protester said. “When you going to stop selling us out, Jesse? We don’t want you here in St. Louis! When you gonna stop selling us out, Jesse?”
Jackson remained quiet throughout most of the interaction, but at that point, his driver interjected: “Wait a minute, brother…”
“Ain’t no, ‘Wait a minute brother,’” the first protester retorted, growing increasingly irate. “This is real! We activists out here! … You’re not a leader. We don’t want you here, brother. Matter of a fact, you’re not even a brother. You can keep moving and get them brothers out of jail. That’s what you can do!”
You can watch the complete clip via Western Journalism, below:
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