A meeting of Black Leaders in Indiana to showcase black support and endorsements for Pete Buttigieg took a trip on the crazy-train Wednesday night when a white, queer, Black Lives Matter protester rushed the stage to hi-jack the event and was nearly clobbered by a cane-wielding elderly lady.
Caught on camera by local network WSBT 22, the protester charging toward the front of the room where South Bend Councilwoman Sharon McBride was speaking.
“Who chose these people as black leaders?” the man yelled out — as a person in the audience stood up, positioned a cane over their head and took aim at the belligerent event crasher.
McBride and others managed to thwart the cane attack.
The protester then wrestled the microphone away from McBride, shouting into it, “Who organized this? We have a police crisis in this town. Why are we talking about Pete Buttigieg? What kind of nonsense is this?”
Less than a dozen other Black Lives Matter protesters stood silently with signs in the back of the room and did not get involved.
Buttigieg who himself wasn’t present at the event, but his campaign did help organize it.
Oh Thursday the 2020 Presidential nominee contender said of the ruckus.
“It shows kind of where politics has come to, especially for somebody to interrupt an African American woman who was speaking about her truth and in her experience,” the 2020 hopeful told NBC.
“But this is the climate that we’re in and we need to continue making sure that everyone is empowered to speak their truth, their experience, and in particular, when it comes to South Bend’s story,” he added.
Too bad the elderly black lady with the cane missed.