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New Black Panther Party vows to carry guns at Cleveland RNC protests, if legal


Reuters first reported this Tuesday morning.

Last week in Baton Rouge, La., the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) protested the police shooting of Alton Sherling.

They now plan to protest at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week. According to Reuters, the group's chairman says its members would arm themselves if they were legally allowed to do so.

Despite its name, the NBPP is not an official successor of the Black Panther Party. Members of the original Black Panther Party have insisted that the newer party is illegitimate and have firmly declared, "There is no new Black Panther Party."

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