Black Lives Matter (BLM) recently released an updated “set of demands” that many might seem to consider absurd.
On their website, BLM now demands former President Donald Trump to be convicted in connection to his actions on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol.
The statement says that they demand Trump’s conviction in the Senate. It says that the former president should also not be allowed to hold elected office in the future.
BLM also demands the permanent ban of the former president in social media. According to BLM, Trump has always used his social media platforms in a reckless and irresponsible manner. They also claim that he had spread “lies and disinformation” using those platforms. Their statement also says that he has used his digital platform to “incite violence” and to promote it. BLM says Trump should not have the means to encourage “his mob and further endanger” the people in the community.
The movement also called for retaliation against any GOP member who supported Trump and expressed doubt regarding the final Electoral College vote count.
The group is also calling for an investigation related to the “ties to white supremacy” of the United States Military and Capitol Police.
Recently BLM’s national organization has been criticized for the way it spends the money it receives. Families of prominent icons used by BLM, such as Michael Brown and Tamir Rice, claim they’ve received little in terms of financial support from the organization. These claims come despite the organization getting around $90 million in funding following the death of George Floyd in May 2020.