The Women’s March organization gained international attention when they rallied in D.C. the day after President Trump was inaugurated — after everything was said and done — in protest of the vicious monster they perceived Trump to be. Despite displaying crude symbols and and yelling vulgar slogans, the “Women’s March on Washington” claimed to be demanding decency and respect from our nation’s leaders.
And that’s why their celebration of one notorious fugitive this past weekend is raising a lot of eyebrows and even getting them in hot water with their own fans.
On Sunday, the official Women’s March Twitter page posted a celebratory image of Assata Shakur that read, “Happy birthday to the revolutionary #AssataShakur! Today's #SignOfResistance, in Assata's honor, is by @Meloniousfunk.”
The problem is Shakur — who was born JoAnne Byron and later took the married name of Chesimard — is not exactly a fellow feminist marcher and activist. She’s best known as a convicted cop-killer who has a $1 million FBI bounty on her head and the designation of being the first woman to ever make the FBI’s “most wanted terrorist” list, according FBI.gov.
Described by some as the “mother hen,” the “de facto leader,” and “soul” of the violent Black Liberation Army, her long rap sheet culminated in the murder of two New Jersey state troopers in 1973. After being convicted, Shakur escaped prison and fled to Cuba where she’s been living since in political asylum. She turned 70 on Sunday.
And that’s why the Women’s March is getting a lot of flak on Twitter from users like Brian Cates:
And Rita Panahi:
The Women’s March’s tweet has even angered liberal MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scaborough:
He also retreated CNN Jake Tapper’s condemnation:
Still, the pro-Shakur tweet has hundreds of likes and retweets. What do you think about this? Comment, react to, or share this on Facebook.
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