Obama Calls Out Black Lives Matters Activists for 'Yelling' - NBC Bay Area

Obama Calls Out Black Lives Matters Activists for 'Yelling'

"You can't just keep on yelling at them and you can't refuse to meet because that might compromise the purity of your position," Obama said

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    U.S. President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks to a town hall meeting with an audience from the U.S. Embassy’s Young Leaders UK program at Lindley Hall, the Royal Horticultural Society, in London, Saturday, April 23, 2016.

    President Barack Obama criticized the Black Lives Matter movement, saying activists should discuss their concerns with leaders rather than yelling at them, NBC News reported.

    Obama lauded the movement for bringing attention to police violence across the country, but called the harsh tone of activists troubling. 

    "You can't just keep on yelling at them and you can't refuse to meet because that might compromise the purity of your position," Obama said. 

    Obama made the remarks at a youth town hall in London on Saturday, after BLM activists protested at presidential candidates’ rallies, including Hillary Clinton.