Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is moving her Friday event in Atlanta from Georgia State University to a smaller and more tightly controlled venue at City Hall.
Multiple people, in and out of the campaign, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the 12:45 p.m. event was being moved several blocks south to the old city council chambers in the iconic center of city government. The event is still open to the public.
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The reason why it’s moving is less clear. Could it be because of what happened earlier Thursday in South Carolina? At a fund-raiser in Charleston, a protester called on Clinton to explain, why she once “called black youth ‘superpredators,'” just two days before Saturday’s Palmetto State primary and less than a week beforeGeorgia’s March 1 primary.
It was a reference to a speech Clinton, then first lady, gave in 1996, of a crime bill passed two years earlier. At the time, Clinton said, according to The Washington Post:
“They are not just gangs of kids anymore. They are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘superpredators.’ No conscience, no empathy. We can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel.”