A Black Lives Matter leader, who is a Cal State Los Angeles professor, said she was “brutally removed” from a mayoral candidates debate.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Melina Abdullah did not have a ticket to attend the event.
“Debates should be public … especially at a public university,” Abdullah said in a statement.
The anti-police educator claimed it was because of her race in a tweet, writing “the white PBI [Pat Brown Institute] director called the police on me.”
Today I attempted to watch the mayoral debate held on the campus where I’ve taught for 20 years. As I waited for it to start, the white @PBI director called the police on me. He and each of the candidates watched as I was brutally removed. @CalStateLA— Melina Abdullah (@DocMellyMel) May 2, 2022