Josh Milton / February 25, 2020
As the car door swung open, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg fled inside after being hounded by Black Voters Matter activists at a minimum wage rally in South Carolina, US on Sunday.
The former South Bend, Indiana mayor had thrusted himself into a “Fight for $15” rally, where McDonald’s workers were loudly striking over raising their minimum wage. Fast-food workers and civil rights activist were calling on the chain for the right to unionise.
Chants of “We work! We sweat, put $15 on our check!” echoed down the thoroughfare, where more than 100 people clogged West Lincoln Avenue.
Bulky cameras and and microphones could be seen hovering above the heads of protesters as photographers rammed themselves into the march to take photographs of Buttigieg.
Yet Buttigieg, who positioned himself centre of the rally holding a large banner, found his own chants drowned by the sounds of counter-protesters.