Yesterday, in the midst of the “Unite the Right” march a black minister who was there as a counter protester was forced to flee an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid.
The reason? The counter protesters, some of them fellow pastors, were being attacked.
Rev. Traci Blackmon was being interviewed about the march when she was grabbed and pulled off screen by a security guard. She yelled, “gotta go, gotta,” as fights broke out all around her.
Reid was stunned, saying, “Oh my goodness!”
“I don’t know what is happening here, I don’t know what just happened there with our guest but we’re going to try to find out what happened,” Reid said.
“And she was standing at the location where it looks like now violence has broken out among the crowd and for those who are unfamiliar with what’s going on today in Charlottesville. Make sure our producers check on Reverend Blackmon and make sure she’s okay, if somebody could please text her.”
Reid did get in touch with Blackmon who said that she was safe but that police asked them to leave for their own safety.