Demonstrators protesting cases of police brutality and the treatment of black Americans by law enforcement disrupted a presidential forum Saturday as Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley, a former Maryland governor, was interviewed on stage at the Netroots Nation convention, the Associated Press reported. The group later heckled fellow candidate Bernie Sanders.
The raucous scene unfolded when a large group of protesters streamed into the convention hall chanting, "Black lives matter!" As O'Malley looked on, one of the group's leaders took over the stage and addressed the audience as the largely female group of demonstrators railed against police-involved shootings, the treatment of immigrants and Arizona's racial history.
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