Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Leader Melina Abdullah Removed By Police Force at Mayoral Cal State LA Debate
Melina Abdullah, a professor at Cal State University and a leader in the Black Lives Matter Los Angeles was hauled off forcibly by police Sunday at the Mayoral candidate debate. Ms. Abdullah is also former chair of the school’s pan-African studies department.
Only about 50 people were allowed to attend the event. The issue got very escalated when protests had occurred due to the exclusion of certain candidates from the stage before the event occurred and who was able to be allowed in the auditorium.
Abdullah tweeted –
Talking with @diprimaradio on @kbla1580 about the violent way in which campus police removed me from the LA mayoral debate @CalStateLA yesterday. Listen live on 1580 AM and call in at 800-920-1580.
— Melina Abdullah (@DocMellyMel) May 2, 2022
LOOK AT COPS DRAGGING @DocMellyMel OUT OF THE MAYORAL DEBATE.
This is the city of Los Angeles version of “public safety.” There was no disruption and four cops picked up Melina and pulled her out. All of this for a mayoral debate.
— People’s City Council – Los Angeles (@PplsCityCouncil) May 2, 2022
Just minutes before the debate, a couple sitting on the back were escorted/dragged off by campus police officers as the women chanted “This is public university!” pic.twitter.com/0pnJxuDRB1
— Jeong Park 박종찬 (@JeongPark52) May 2, 2022