Des Moines woman gives it to the protestors at council meeting – ‘There’s activism and there’s jack-activism, you guys have been a bunch of jackasses’

***The Iowa Standard is an independent media voice. We rely on grassroots financial supporters to exist. If you appreciate what we do, please consider a one-time sign of support or becoming a monthly supporter (even just $5/month would go a long way in sustaining us!) We also offer advertising options for advocacy groups, events and businesses! If you’ve ever used the phrase “Fake News Media” — this is YOUR chance to do something about it! You can also support us on PayPal at [email protected] or Venmo at Iowa-Standard-2018 or through the mail at: PO Box 112 Sioux Center, IA 51250 Thank you so much for your support and please invite your friends and family to like us on Facebook, sign up for our email newsletter and visit our website!***

One Des Moines resident had enough of what she called “jack-activism.” The woman said the protestors have been a “bunch of jackasses” and she is “tired of it.”

Des Moines Black Lives Matter activists along with supporters have been creating issues at in-person council meetings since they resumed. On Monday the disruptions led to four arrests and this exchange between an individual and council member Joe Gatto.

One Des Moines woman wasn’t having it.

“That’s enough,” she can be heard saying. “You set yourself up for this. You set yourself up for this to happen. It’s your fault, not theirs. So don’t go blaming our city council.”

The woman said her voice has been silent because of the behavior of these so-called “activists.”

“I believe in activism, but not this jack-activism,” the woman said. “That’s what it is. They’re being a bunch of jackasses. There’s activism and there’s jack-activism. And you guys have been a bunch of jackasses and I’m tired of it. I’m done.”

Author: Jacob Hall