Democratic State Rep. Arrested In Anti-Black Friday Protest
A Democratic state representative in Missouri was among those arrested as part of anti-Black Friday protests in St. Louis.
State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. was among seven people arrested after they marched through the St. Louis Galleria mall, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The protesters reportedly chanted “Shut it down!” as they marched through the mall.
Franks advertised the protest on Twitter beforehand.
What a beautiful day to go shopping! Together pic.twitter.com/JUCEZEiFXP
— Bruce Franks Jr (@brucefranksjr) November 24, 2017
The protest was part of an economic boycott meant to raise awareness of alleged mistreatment of African-Americans in the St. Louis area.
Franks, who was a local rapper and activist before winning election last year, was arrested last month after blocking a highway as part of anti-police protests. (RELATED: Elected Democratic Lawmaker Rapped About Dismembering Murder Victims [VIDEO])
As previously reported by The Daily Caller, Franks rapped about shooting “snitches” and dismembering murder victims as part of his rap career.