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Women’s March Gets Ripped on Twitter for Celebrating Cop Killer’s Birthday

 

On Sunday, the Women’s March Twitter account celebrated the birthday of Assata Shakur, aka convicted cop-killer Joanne Chesimard, who was facing a life sentence before fleeing to Cuba.

Shakur was a left-wing activist of the Black Liberation Army and in 1973 was involved in a shootout, which led to the death of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. She was convicted for murder in 1977 but escaped prison in 1979. She has had political asylum in Cuba since arriving in 1984. She is currently on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

In the tweet, the Women’s March called the 70-year-old domestic terrorist a “revolutionary.”

Conservative Twitter was not celebrating.

The Women’s March doubled-down in their solidarity for Shakur, making this 20-tweet statement on Monday, calling her a “civil rights leader” whose “resistance tactics” were “different” from theirs.

This lead to even more backlash:

 

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