Black Lives Matter Stays Quite over Objectionable Tweet in February

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black lives matter stays quite over objectionable tweet in februaryThe Black Lives Matter movement has shifted its momentum from Monday’s meeting with the premier to a tweet by the movement’s co-founder that surfaced Tuesday. In a tweet posted on Feb. 9, Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder, Yusra Khogali, tweeted “Plz Allah give me strength to not cuss/kill these men and white folks out here today. Plz plz plz.”

Although it’s still unclear what led Khogali to post thist tweet, she has deleted the tweet earlier today. During an interview on Tuesday night, a representative with Black Lives Matter Toronto, Sandy Hudson, refused to comment on Khogali’s tweet and simply stated that “I won’t comment on it.” Hudson alleged that “it would be besmirching the memory of Andrew Loku, of Jermaine Carby, and the people who have died in our community.”

However, Hudson did mention that the tweet was not in the public’s interest because “this is tabloid,” and “it’s not public interest news. It’s not news.” Hudston stressed that “what is in the public interest is what our decision makers are going to be doing to ensure that black folks are not discriminated against, unfairly targeted, dehumanized, (and) killed by police services in our city and in our country.” She remarked that rather than the tweet, it would be important to ask the premier about “what she has committed to for our community,” adding that “I think that that is what is important for your viewers to know – that we need to know what comes next after a commitment for a meeting.”

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