In Seattle on Saturday, activists associated with Black Lives Matter took over the stage at a rally for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. The Democratic presidential candidate was prevented from speaking, reports the New York Daily News.
It is unclear why the group protested a candidate who is considered “left-wing” and has empathy for their movement.
The Root states that the activists demanded that Sanders be held “accountable” for not doing enough to tackle police brutality and other social injustices. After airing their grievances on the Westlake Park stage, they called for a moment of silence to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown, who died in Ferguson, Missouri. The unarmed black teen was shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson, putting steam behind the Black Lives Matter movement.