Anti-Hillary Protests Blacked Out By Univision, Telemundo

At the same time so many people were focused on Donald Trump’s Cinco de Mayo tweet, hundreds of others were actually protesting Hillary Clinton’s Cinco de Mayo rally last week at East Los Angeles College. But the nation’s leading Spanish-language television networks, Univision and Telemundo, entirely blacked out the story on their national evening news programs.

The anti-Hillary protest, held in a predominantly Hispanic part of Los Angeles, looked more like the gatherings we are accustomed to seeing outside Donald Trump rallies. According to ABC News, “LAPD officers on horses blocking off areas with yellow tape. There were also a few LAPD helicopters flying overhead.

While the reasons for protesting the Democratic presidential frontrunner varied widely, many of those in attendance were evidently Bernie Sanders supporters. Several accused Clinton of being a “liar” and a “Hispanderer”.

Instead, the networks devoted ample time to Donald Trump’s Cinco de Mayo-themed tweet, with both Univision and Telemundo solely focused on the presumptive Republican nominee, as Clinton was flailing in a clearly contentious rally.

One of the videos from the Democratic candidate’s event shows an activist yelling at Clinton for her alleged involvement in the 2009 Honduran coup d’état, and the murder of Honduran dissident and environmental activist Berta Cáceres last March. According to leftist website Democracy Now!, Cáceres specifically singled out Hillary Clinton for her involvement in the 2009 coup that ousted embattled former President José Manuel Zelaya.

ABC reports that due to the protests and unrest, Clinton gave a shorter speech than usual, which lasted only 13 minutes. Clinton used the opportunity to go after Trump for his immigration policy stances, and reiterate her support for President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, DACA and DAPA.

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