Activist DeRay Mckesson explained to CNN on Monday that diverting the Black Lives Matter message by saying “all lives matter” was like yelling “colon cancer matters” at a breast cancer rally.
During an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Mckesson condemned the killing of police officers in Baton Rouge.
“The movement began as a call to end violence,” he pointed out. “And that call remains true today that we fight for a living breathing justice.”
“It’s hard because what we’ve seen over the last 24 is people condemn the movement without knowing any facts,” Mckesson continued. “And what we said yesterday was that there was more questions than answers. So, the movement has always been rooted in a call to end violence. And like I said, that call remains the call today.”
“My heart goes out to the victims of all violence. We want to live in a world where people don’t die by gunfire. And we want to live in a world where police don’t have militarized weapons and the public doesn’t have access to these militarized weapons either.”
Mckesson also had a message for those who believe that the “black lives matter” slogan should be replaced with “all lives matter.”
“It’s this interesting thing that people are frustrated that black people are focusing on the unique trauma that black people are facing in this country,” he remarked. “And I would never go to a breast cancer rally and yell out colon cancer matters.”
Mckesson added: “And that’s what people are doing here. They are frustrated by the fact that people are focusing on the inequity in justice specially targeted to black people.”
Watch the video below from CNN, broadcast July 18, 2016.
White nationalist speaker heckled for denying Holocaust at Virginia gun march: ‘You are literally a neo-Nazi’
A white nationalist speaker who has been affiliated with neo-Nazi rhetoric was caught on video denying the Holocaust at a pro-Second Amendment march in Richmond, Virginia.
The remarks were made by former Proud Boy Jovanni Valle, who goes by the name Jovi Val. Video clips of Valle's speech were shared on Twitter by writer Robert Evans.
"You wear a swastika and walk down the street," a man can be heard telling Valle. "You took it off and now you are like, oh no. You are denying the existence of the Holocaust."
WATCH: Virginia gun rights activist trashes MSNBC reporter’s live shot by shouting F-bombs
A gun rights activist in Virginia went ballistic on Monday when he saw an MSNBC correspondent reporting from a Second Amendment rally.
NBC's Gabe Gutierrez was finishing up his live report at the Richmond demonstration when a man burst into the shot.
The man rattled off a string of profanities and capped it off with "f*ck you." Several security guards blocked the man from getting close to Gutierrez.
"Apologies for some of the background noise you just heard," MSNBC host Hallie Jackson said as the network cut the sound.
Watch the video below from MSNBC.
WATCH: Ricky Gervais roasts Hollywood as hypocrites at Golden Globes
British filmmaker Sam Mendes on Sunday secured a shock best director win for war epic "1917" at the Golden Globes, which kicked off with a no-holds-barred monologue by host Ricky Gervais that shocked Hollywood's A-listers.
Stars arriving under bright California skies in couture gowns and extravagant jewels were greeted by the British comic's signature cutting one-liners at the awards ceremony, the first of the year building up to next month's Oscars.
"Let's go out with a bang, let's have a laugh at your expense, shall we?" joked Gervais, hosting the awards for the fifth and final time, before tearing into the industry.