Pete Buttigieg was reportedly “chased down” in South Carolina by Black Voters Matter activists while attending a demonstration with striking McDonald’s workers in support of raising the minimum wage.
The Democratic presidential candidate was at a “Fight for $15” rally when protestors with Black Voters Matter — a group dedicated to increasing the political power held by black communities — lambasted him for failing to raise the minimum wage in South Bend, Indiana, where he previously served as mayor.
Protestors began heckling Mr Buttigieg at the demonstration, according to Tampa Bay Times political editor Steve Contorno, chanting: “Where was $15 in South Bend. Pete can’t be our president.”
Mr Contorno, who attended the event on Monday afternoon, later tweeted: “Buttigieg had to race into a car after the rally as he was chased down by Black Voters Matter protesters.”