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Black Lives Matter leader says he was stopped in airport for ‘moving too fast’

Deray McKesson says the TSA agent threatened to call the police.


Jaya Saxena


Posted on Oct 25, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 5:37 pm CDT

One of the most prominent voices in the Black Lives Matter movement, Deray McKesson, tweeted this morning that he was stopped by a TSA agent at Midway airport for “moving too fast.” The TSA agent allegedly threatened to call the police.

Many are saying that the only reason “moving too fast” was suspicious is because McKesson is black. Because, seriously, it’s an airport and people are running to catch their flights all the time.


The Daily Dot has reached out to McKesson about the incident and will update if and when he responds. 

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*First Published: Oct 25, 2016, 1:07 pm CDT