Video has surfaced on Bernie Sanders’ 1963 arrest during a civil rights demonstration against segregated housing in Chicago.
Sanders has been accused of being un-involved in the civil rights movement and there for undeserving of the Black American vote.
During the Congressional Black Caucuses endorsement of Hillary Clinton, civil rights hero John Lewis slammed Sanders on his civil rights record.
“I never saw him. I never met him,” Lewis told reporters. “I chaired the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for three years from 1963 to 1966. I was involved in the sit-ins, the Freedom Rides, the March on Washington, the march from Selma (Alabama) to Montgomery and directed the voter education project for six years. I met Hillary Clinton, I met President Clinton.”
This new video shows that while Hillary was campaigning for Barry Goldwater, a man who voted against the Civil Rights Act, Bernie Sanders was getting arrested fighting for equal rights in America.
The video purports to be from August 12, 1963 when a then 21 year-old Bernie Sanders was arrested during a civil rights protest for “resisting arrest”.
The actual footage of the arrest is jumpy and brief, here is a video from The Independent that expands on it and provides further context.
[The Independent] [The Weekly Standard]