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Civil Rights Icon Andrew Young Says Some Protesters Are ‘Unlovable Little Brats’

andrew youngCivil rights icon Andrew Young, a former congressman, ambassador, and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., made a comment about protesters that upset a local NAACP chapter today.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Young met with police officers in Atlanta––where he used to be mayor––to discuss the huge protests recently there over the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

At one point, Young referred to some of the protesters as “some unlovable little brats out there some times” and said that they’ve been able to “show off with no consequences.”

Well, the Georgia NAACP issued a brief statement today that, according to ABC News, wasn’t so kind to Young:

The Georgia NAACP said Young should use his clout to demand changes in police practices in the U.S. or “go quickly and quietly into a well-deserved retirement.”

Last year Young reacted to the Black Lives Matter movement by saying, “The fact is that 93 percent of the black people killed are killed by other black people. So if black lives matter, let us start believing that we matter.”

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