WATCH: Buttigieg Clashes with BLM Protesters at Town Hall Event

For Pete Buttigieg, South Bend, Indiana Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate, tensions regarding the recent shooting of an African American man by police continue to pose a serious challenge.

During a town hall event, audience members continued to pressure Buttigieg, with one man asking, “You gotta get back to South Carolina, like you was yesterday?”

Buttigieg has faced mounting criticism from African American activist groups, including Black Lives Matter, who recently squared off with the would-be president as he attempted to speak, leading to a tense situation.

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