While one Occupy DC protester spoke to The Daily Caller about what he called the downtown camp’s mistreatment of blacks and women, another interrupted the interview by yelling “Michelle Fields is a c—!” into TheDC’s microphone.
The interviewed protester, an African-American, said he was disappointed with how some of the encampment’s white males treat females and minorities. He told TheDC he is part of Occupy DC’s progressive caucus, which activists created as a response to racism and sexism.
“It’s not everybody’s fault,” he said. “It’s just a couple of — a couple of jacked-up individuals. … [There] is still racism within this square.”
Occupy DC has refused to acknowledge the progressive caucus’s existence on its website, even though it was among the first such subgroups created after the occupiers set up camp in the nation’s capital in November.
One protester interrupted the interview to discourage the man from speaking to the media about racism and sexism inside the anti-capitalist movement. He eventually walked the interviewee away from TheDC’s camera entirely.
Videography by Sarah Hofmann