Black Lives Matter protesters shout "I can't breathe," demand cash outside Mitch McConnell's house

by Jordyn Pair · Sep 11th, 2020 4:55 pm

Last Updated Sep 14th, 2020 at 6:54 pm

Black Lives Matter protesters were caught on video shouting "I can't breathe" and demanding unemployment checks outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's house on Thursday.

"If we don't get $600! No peace! I said if we don't get $600! No peace!" activists shouted in a call-and-response chant. "I said if we don't get $600! No peace! I said if we don't get $600! No peace!"

The protesters also chanted "I can't breathe" and "Black Lives Matter" outside McConnell's Washington, D.C., home.

"I need that money, and until I get that money, I'm going to be right here on C Street everyday until I get it," one protester shouted.

Protesters were yelling about a coronavirus relief bill shot down by Democrats that included a second round of Paycheck Protection Program funding, as well as $105 billion for schools and universities.

The bill had been introduced by the McConnell. It is unclear when additional relief funding will be approved.

View the video here.


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