New Black Panther Party to openly carry guns at Republican convention as President Obama visits Dallas

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Members of the New Black Panther Party march in front of the Baton Rouge police department on Saturday Credit: AP

 

The New Black Panther Party announced on Tuesday that they planned to carry guns at next week’s Republican Party convention, in a sign of the racial tension that is roiling the nation as President Barack Obama spoke in Dallas, to pay tribute to five white police killed by a black gunman.

The NBPP has  surged to the forefront of America’s consciousness following the killing of two black men by police and the retaliatory murder of five white policemen in the space of three days last week.

Formed in Dallas, Texas in 1989, it is not an official successor to the Black Panther Party of the 1960s, but bears the same ideology.

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