Campaign Says 1963 Protest Video Shows Sanders Being Arrested
A new video has surfaced showing Bernie Sanders being arrested during the 1963 Civil Rights movement.
The Hill reports:
According to the New York Times, the video was uploaded by a company called Kartemquin Films on Monday. It shows a man with thick glasses being dragged away by two police officers and put into a van.
The video also shows a newspaper article from that year that says Sanders was charged with resisting arrest.
A campaign spokesman confirmed to the Times that the man in the video is Sanders, saying he recognized the watch he was wearing. Sanders was a student at the University of Chicago at the time.
Sanders and rival Hillary Clinton have been battling for minority voters in the Democratic race. Clinton and her supporters have accused Sanders of focusing on economic issues ahead of racial equality, and not having a history of fighting for racial justice.
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