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On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, the mainstream media repeatedly focused on the convention hall full of compliant Hillary Clinton supporters. What they didn’t show was the peaceful protesters dragged out by security. Although a Code Pink‘s Medea Benjamin made headlines by interrupting proceedings at last week’s Republican convention, such protests at the Democratic convention did not garner the same attention.
Truthdig’s Sonali Kolhatkar caught one such moment on film when Ariel Gold, a Code Pink activist, was forcibly ejected from the convention hall by Secret Service. Kolhatkar spoke with Benjamin to learn the details of Gold’s ejection.
“She interrupted Governor Cuomo because of the legislation that he has been promoting, to make BDS [the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement] illegal, basically,” said Benjamin, before going on to explain why Palestine is such a crucial issue this election season. “Hillary Clinton is so bad on this issue…we feel she is really pandering to the Israeli government.”
Watch the footage of Gold’s removal and the subsequent interview with Benjamin below:
Check out more of Kolhatkar’s video reports from the convention here.