CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Delegate Danielle Walker has written to Gov. Jim Justice to say she was harassed by an “angry mob of White supremacists” at a recent Black Lives Matter demonstration. She is urging him to condemn the incident.
The letter, dated Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 refers to a protest in Kingwood, West Virginia, on Sept. 12 where counter-protestors confronted Walker and others demonstrating against police killings of Black Americans. Walker, who is Black, said she and others were called a racial slur and told to “go back to Africa.” She said in a two-page letter that Justice should address the matter at his regularly scheduled Friday press conference on the coronavirus.