D.C. BLM denounces Wichita cookout where police and blacks made peace

D.C. BLM denounces Wichita cookout where police and blacks made peace
Image: KSN video screen grab

A Black Lives Matter organization in Washington, D.C. is taking a shot at Wichita’s First Step Community Cook Out that took place last Sunday.

A tweet sent out by the Washington organization said, “This is not in line with our principles.”

KSN sat down with two of the community leaders who helped organize Wichita event with the Wichita Police Department to find out their thoughts about what the national organization is saying and why it is upset.

The voice and dance moves of Wichita Police Officer Aaron Moses has amassed more than 17 million views and more than 94,000 shares on Facebook so far.

But, the lighthearted video has come with quite a bit of backlash.

“For us, it’s been a really good week, and a really bad week at the same time,” said Djuan Wash with Sunflower Community Action. His organization took a leadership role in setting up the event.

Wash and A.J. Bohannon are among community organizers with the Wichita alliance who have received a whirlwind of comments over the past several days from the viral video taken at the First Step Cook Out. Those have been mixed with both praise and hate.

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