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Friday, November 10, 2017

A Black Lives Matter activist whose protest photo went viral last year won a seat on the Charlotte City Council on Tuesday. According to WBTV, Democratic candidate Braxton Winston received the second-highest number of votes in Charlotte's Tuesday elections for at-large seats on the council. "We're excited. We feel like we ran the campaign that we set out to do," Winston said after the win. "We were very intentional about it from day one. We wanted to go to every part of Charlotte with a clear and consistent message of a more accessible, equitable and interconnected city." "It's all good to bring 'new,' but we have to create a continuum between the past, the present and to the future to know has worked and what hasn't and build on it," he added. Winston first gained prominence last year after a photo of him standing in front of a line of police went viral.

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"He was standing there. With his fist raised. Plus you could see his boxers. Also, that raised first... Have you seen the damage a raised fist can do???"

-- the DR right, every single one of them

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-10 06:18 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

Have you seen the damage a raised fist can do?

It usually involves tighty whities turning into damp yellowies for the right.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-10 02:32 PM | Reply

The United States began as a protest and became a country. This man started as a protester and became a legislator. The right to assemble and protest is a cherish right and in the past few years I have heard the dangerous condemnation of protesters - a most unAmerican action. Remember that 60% of Americans in 1963 DID NOT approve of Dr. King's march on Washington and other civil rights protests. Now those unpopular events are universally acclaimed as moral/just and revered. BLM protesters will eventually get their due.

#3 | Posted by clearheaded12 at 2017-11-10 11:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

and?

#4 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-11-11 09:13 AM | Reply

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