Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign rally in Atlanta on Thursday was derailed by parents protesting the Massachusetts senator’s opposition to charter schools.
The group of parents interrupted Warren’s event, which was aimed at courting black female voters, with chants of “Our children, our choice!” and “We want to be heard!”
A group wearing “powerful parent network” shirts, a group who opposes Warren’s stance on charter schools started chanting “our children our choice” and “we want to be heard!” during the start of Warren’s speech. pic.twitter.com/IOrysOTDgb
— Ryan Brooks (@ryanbrooks) November 21, 2019
this is how you disrupt. We got a meeting but lets see with who. Aint no power like a POWERFUL PARENT @nishad901 @vesiahawkins @RealTalkGwenS @Sonyathemom @hatersbejocking @TeresenaW @BlingbyMeadows @Mebutke @Politico_Little @HowardLFuller #PowerfulParentNetwork #Choice4Enot4me pic.twitter.com/eiNJ2W1CbM
— TheRealNishaD (@nishad901) November 22, 2019
The protesters promoted their disruption on Twitter using the hashtag #PowerfulParentNetwork. Warren has pledged to crack down on school choice if elected, despite the fact that publicly available records show she sent her own son to an elite private school, the Daily Caller News Foundation previously reported.
The protesters were eventually escorted out of the event by security.
— Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou (@misyrlena) November 22, 2019
— Citizen Stewart (@citizenstewart) November 22, 2019
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