Hillary Clinton Has Been Avoiding California! Here’s Why!

Photo by joshq36 via youtube.com
Photo by joshq36 via youtube.com

Hillary Clinton’s ego took a serious bruising when hundreds of protesters descended upon East Los Angeles College, where she was speaking, to express their anger and frustration with the presidential hopeful. The majority of the protesters were outside the college, though some made their way inside to express their disdain for Mrs. Clinton. She had arrived in East Los Angeles on Thursday night to honor the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo.

The protesters, some carrying Bernie Sanders signs, included a variety of groups, each with their own issues. Some were protesting Mrs. Clinton’s refusal to release her “bank” speaking engagement transcripts. Others had issue with her “super-predator” remarks, made in 1994. Still others protested the crime bill her husband, President Bill Clinton signed in 1994. And some were there to protest Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the 2009 Honduras coup.

One group leader shouted into a loud-speaker,

“Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party have to know that they cannot come to Los Angeles, occupy Mexico on Cinco de Mayo, and think that we are not going to come out and denounce them!

Maritza Galvez, a 21-year-old student at the college, carried a sign that read,

“We only matter when it’s Cinco de Mayo.”

Among the protesters were members of Union del Barrio, a political group in South Los Angeles. They stated Hillary Clinton has been a part of anti-immigration policies, including deporting undocumented children and did not support a national $15 minimum wage.

Other protesters carried signs reading:

“Black Lives Matter Not Super-predators,”
“Hillary Do You Friends Make $12 or $15?”
“Viva Bernie!”
“NAFTA? IRAQ WAR? HONDURAS? Hmmm?”
“Release the Transcripts,”                                                                                                    “Welcome to LA Where Hispandering to Chicanos Doesn’t Work!!!”

Inside, Clinton was confronted at the rope line by a protester. The individual was surrounded by police  quickly and taken out. Another protester, who appeared to be protesting Clinton’s role in the 2009 coup in Honduras, shouted, “She killed Berta! She killed Berta!” This is a reference to Berta Caceres, a Honduran environmental activist and indigenous leader, who called out Hillary Clinton for her role in the coup, before she was assassinated in March.

After Clinton’s rally, protesters formed two long lines along a narrow pathway and yelled at Hillary supporters as they exited the rally, saying,

“She’s a liar! Liar! Why are you voting for a liar? Hillary Fuera East LA!” (meaning “get out”).

Keith D. Foote

Keith is also a freelance writer. He has written an alternative physics book titled the Ultra-Space Field Theory, and 2 sci-fi novels. Keith has been following politics, and political promises, for the last forty years. He gave up his car, preferring to bicycle and use public transport. Keith enjoys yoga, mini adventures, spirituality, and chocolate ice cream.

3 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton Has Been Avoiding California! Here’s Why!

  • May 7, 2016 at 8:20 pm
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    She won’t Win here Bernie has our State just watch and see folks. He ill win Oregon too, Bernie will Clean Sweep across the West Coast . I truly believe he will WV and KY too. The only won she my get is NJ.
    I’m a Bernie or Bust Boomer and I have always believed Bernie will win. You doubters sorry for you , why do you doubt the Truth ? Don’t leave Bernie he will Never leave us.
    Viva the Revolution . We are happy to give all our votes to Bernie in Cali 457 is our plan here

  • May 8, 2016 at 7:25 pm
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    People are smarter than the media thinks and smarter than Hillary thinks, you can’t change positions daily and expect no one to notice. Hillary is not a likable candidate she has to much baggage and I think it will all come back to bite her. As for Bernie, he is not putting her down he is clearly showing the difference in their policies and if that is putting her down then maybe she did not make the right decisions. I think she will have a very difficult time due to her history those that are backing the establishment candidate should think twice. I am not certain where she will wind up on this, I do know many will not vote for her.

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