Black churchgoers in Selma turn backs on Bloomberg in protest

by Jordyn Pair · Mar 2nd, 2020 9:50 am

Last Updated Mar 2nd, 2020 at 10:49 am

A group of churchgoers in Selma, Alabama, turned their backs on Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg in silent protest as he addressed the Brown Chapel AME church on Sunday.

Bloomberg was addressing the church as part of a commemorative service marking the 55th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when state troopers attacked civil rights activists in Selma.

The former mayor of New York City has been heavily criticized for his support of "stop and frisk" policing policy, which reportedly disproportionately targeted African American and Latino people. Bloomberg has since apologized for supporting the policy.

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