Footage has emerged from a Wednesday evening Hillary Clinton event in South Carolina, where an activist disrupted Clinton during a speech.
Ashley Williams, with a sign reading ‘We have to bring them to heel’, asked Clinton to apologize for the mass incarceration of black people.
The sign was a reminder to 1996, and the statement Clinton made in support of the Violent Crime Control Act and described black criminals as super-predators.
“We want you to apologize for mass incarceration. I am not a ‘super-predator,’ Hillary Clinton. Will you apologize to black people for mass incarceration?” Williams asked.
“Can I talk?” Clinton responded, before Secret Service agents intervened.
In the background you can hear people calling Williams rude, but she continued anyways.
“Please explain it to us. You owe black people an apology.”
And then Clinton gave Williams a little more input.
“You know what? Nobody’s ever asked me before,” Clinton responded. “You’re the first person to ask me, and I am happy to address it. But you are the first person to ask me.”
Williams explained why she interrupted the speech, after the agent escorted her out.
“I wanted to bring her to confront her own words,” Williams said after the event. “We did this because we wanted to make sure that black people are paying attention to her record, and we want to know what Hillary we are getting.”