Black Lives Matter organizers react to violent Fargo protests
FARGO — Joseph Lewis and Ritchell Eve Aboah came to downtown Fargo on Sunday morning, May 31, to help clean up the damage left by rioting the night before.
Lewis and Aboah, a Fargo City Commission candidate, are Black Lives Matter organizers who helped plan the Fargo Marches for George Floyd protest, an event that remained peaceful through much of Saturday as demonstrators walked to Fargo and West Fargo police stations.
It wasn't until nighttime that police and protesters clashed and destructive rioting ensued. Aboah and Lewis both condemned the violence, saying the perpetrators were not part of their group.
Lewis shares his view on the riot:
Aboah talks about the Black Lives Matter movement: