- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 13, 2015

Jeb Bush’s town hall meeting in Las Vegas ended abruptly Wednesday after Black Lives Matter protesters clashed with the candidate’s supporters and two protesters were kicked out of the event.

Two protesters chanting, “Black Lives Matter” were escorted out of the community center gymnasium at the start of Mr. Bush’s town hall, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Republican then ended his speech early after a woman asked him about the disproportionate number of minorities killed by police. The Republican said there was no question that racism still existed in the United States and more leadership is needed in troubled communities

“I have a record of empowering people in communities that” were told “they had no chance,” Mr. Bush said, ending the town hall.

“He did not deliver a closing statement, as he typically does, and quickly made his way to an exit, greeting supporters along the way,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

As Mr. Bush exited, a few dozen protesters raised their fists and chanted “Black Lives Matter!” A few Bush supporters countered with, “All Lives Matter!” and “White Lives Matter!” the Los Angeles Times reported.

Mr. Bush’s campaign said the candidate met with Black Lives Matter activists earlier that day to discuss employment and criminal justice reform.

On Saturday, Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle took the stage from Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders to criticize him for, in their view, not doing enough to address police brutality against blacks.

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