Speaking to Yahoo News, progressive “squad” member Rep. Cori Bush talked about her experience as a BLM activist.
“People were calling us terrorists for saying Black Lives Matter,” Bush told Yahoo News“People were telling us, ‘Oh, get a job. … You just want to have something to complain about.’ … No. We wanted to stop Black death at the hands of police.”
Bush said she was introduced to the BLM movement in late 2014 while protesting on the streets.
Bush said “I remember one day I’m standing out on the street and we’re protesting and someone drove up in a vehicle and handed me a poster out of their car, and it said ‘Black Lives Matter’ on it.”
“They just pulled up, like, ‘Here!’ I’m like, OK, this is cool,” she added. “Oh, Black lives matter. I believe that. … And I started holding it up in the air, and then we started seeing T-shirts, and then we started seeing the hashtag on social media, and for us, that’s how it happened.”