DeRay Mckesson

Baltimore activist DeRay Mckesson heckled while promoting new book

Baltimore activist DeRay Mckesson heckled while promoting new book

DeRay Mckesson’s national book tour received a less-than-warm reception from at least one Ferguson activist this week.

A video posted Thursday on Twitter shows Mckesson being heckled for purportedly exaggerating his role as an activist for Ferguson residents and is taking advantage of the real activists to promote himself. The social media post did not show how many people took part in the heckling, though only one voice is heard in the video, nor where the protest took place.

Reached by phone, Mckesson confirmed the incident but said he didn’t have time to talk about it.

The Baltimore native originally garnered fame for his role in the...

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