Hillary Clinton held a $500 a plate private fund raiser Wednesday night in Charleston, S.C. The function was held in a private home and included approximately 100 guests.
There were several speakers at the event, speaking on Clinton’s civil rights record as well as the issue of racism in the country.
Also in attendance were Black Lives Matters activists, Ashley Williams and an associate.
After Clinton began her speech, Williams was seen holding a banner, referring to, what she perceived, as inconsistencies in Clinton’s record.
Williams claimed these reforms were responsible for the increase in the arrests of African-Americans.
The Secret Service quickly handled the interruption and removed Williams and her associate.
According to Williams, her main concerns are the three-strike program, abolishing rehabilitation programs for drug abusers and prison construction.
In an interview with Huffington Post, Williams said, “I wanted to bring her to confront her own words. We did this because we wanted to make sure that black people are paying attention to her record, and we want to know what Hillary we are getting.”
This is not the first time Clinton has had an event disrupted by protesters from the Black Lives Matters group. During an event in Atlanta, in October of last year, protesters were singing hymns and chanting, “Black lives matter.”
In an effort to ease the tensions, Clinton said, “Yes they do, and I’m going to talk a lot about that in a minute.”