Protesters have disrupted a tour of the White House by “Black Lives Matters” organizers, interrupting a tour bus with a chant of “black lives matters” before it was escorted off the property.
The protests, which began Sunday evening in New York, followed a similar demonstration outside the White’s house by about a dozen demonstrators who chanted, “Stop the oppression, stop the oppression” and “Black lives matter.”
A group of demonstrators also blocked a highway near the White house, and some demonstrators stood on the road, blocking traffic, the New York Post reported.
At one point, a motorist tried to turn back on the motorcade but was blocked by protesters, according to CBS News.
The protesters said they were calling for the removal of the president, saying they are tired of “racism and police brutality.”
White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Monday that “there’s no reason to be disrupting a tour in the White Senate building.”
“They’re in the Senate building,” Carney said.
“We’re in a conference room.
They’re not in the conference room.”
In a tweet Sunday night, the president said: “No, I was not going to be there.”