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Activists of the Black Lives Matter movement issued a new list of demands, including a call for a permanent ban of former President Donald Trump from holding political office and from using social media.
The new list of seven demands was published on the Black Lives Matter website in an article that asked supporters to sign their name to the statement.
The first demand called for Trump to be “immediately convicted in the United States Senate.” They also demanded he be “banned from holding elected office in the future.”
A second demand called for more than half of Republicans to be expelled from Congress:
More than half the Republican representatives and multiple senators stoked Trump’s conspiracy theories and encouraged the white supremacists to take action to overturn the election. We are supporting Rep. Cori Bush’s resolution to expel them from Congress for their dangerous and traitorous actions. We also support steps to bar them from seeking another office.
A third demand asked for the Capitol police, law enforcement, and the military be investigated for any possible ties to white supremacist organizations.
A fourth called for Trump to be permanently banned from all digital media platforms, while a fifth made a familiar demand for the police to be defunded.
A sixth said that lawmakers must not allow the Jan. 6 rioting at the U.S. Capitol to be used to stifle other protests, and their last demand called for more federal oversight over local law enforcement.
President Biden has already drawn on the BREATHE Act in his executive actions calling for racial equity screens in federal programs, investing in environmental justice at historic levels, and engaging with system-impacted communities. The BREATHE Act paints a vision of a world where Black lives matter through investments in housing, education, health, and environmental justice.
The post ended with a call for supporters to add their name to the list of demands.
The BLM movement faced a backlash of criticism after it was revealed in April that co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors, a self-proclaimed Marxist, purchased a $1.4 million home in a Los Angeles neighborhood with predominantly white neighbors.
Here’s more about the Black Lives Matter platform:
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