The Black Lives Matter organization has recently updated its list of demands, focusing on accountability for former President Donald Trump and his supporters.
Black Lives Matter is demanding that politicians do not use the January 6 riots as an excuse to crack down on BLM’s “mostly peaceful” demonstrations, according to The Daily Wire.
The organization also demands full accountability for Donald Trump and anyone involved in the capitol “coup.”
“We are joining Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Cori Bush, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, and others who are demanding Trump be immediately convicted in the United States Senate.”
“Trump must also be banned from holding elected office in the future,” states the Black Lives Matter organization.
Black Lives Matter also focused on the digital presence of Donald Trump, stating: “Trump has always used his digital media platforms recklessly and irresponsibly to spread lies and disinformation. Now it is clearer than ever that his digital media is also used to incite violence and promote its continuation.
“He must be stopped from encouraging his mob and further endangering our communities, even after the inauguration.”
Since his shocking ban from Twitter in January, Trump has been getting his message out through the use of email campaigns from other supporters, journalists, and influencers.
Using a technique called “distribution by proxy” Trump supporters are currently getting around the social media ban by directly posting Trump’s message to their own feeds.
In addition to those who went to the Capitol protest, BLM also wants consequences for anyone who believes in possible fraud during the 2020 Election.
“More than half the Republican representatives and multiple senators stoked Trump’s conspiracy theories and encouraged the white supremacists to take action to overturn the election. We are supporting Rep. Cori Bush’s resolution to expel them from Congress for their dangerous and traitorous actions,” the group states. “We also support steps to bar them from seeking another office.”
Most politicians, both Republican and Democrat, know that the expelling of a sitting member is quite farfetched due to the two-thirds majority rule.
The organization further demands the investigation of the United States military and Capitol police for “ties to white supremacy.”
“We know that police departments have been a safe haven for white supremacists to hide malintent behind a badge because the badge was created for that purpose.”
The organization continues, “We also know off-duty cops and military were among the mob at the Capitol on January 6th. Guilty parties need to be held accountable and fired. We are supporting Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s COUP Act to investigate these connections.”