Black Panthers Have Scary Election Day Message
Members of the New Black Panther Party – a designated hate group according to the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center – marched through Atlanta, Georgia, strapped with assault rifles and waving Democrat Stacey Abrams campaign signs. (The Daily Caller)
In a video posted on the group’s Facebook page on Saturday, members of the Black Panther Party are seen marching through the West End neighborhood of Atlanta in support of Stacey Abrams gubernatorial campaign. As they marched, the Black Panthers carried assault rifles and continually shouted slogans such as “black power” and “power to the people.”
Abrams, a former Democratic state representative, is running in a tight election against Republican Brian Kemp, Georgia’s current Secretary of State. The Real Clear Politics average of recent polls shows Kemp up by 1.1 percentage points, well within the margin of error.
The video shows the panthers marching for nearly 30 minutes through the city of Atlanta until they enter a local radio station.
When reached for comment by The Daily Caller News Foundation, the Abrams campaign forwarded a statement from spokeswoman Abigail Collazo. Her statement did not specifically address the Panthers’ march, but instead attacked Kemp.
Kemp's campaign has called on Abrams to immediately condemn the Black Panthers.