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Dan Haar: Disruption Is Welcome At Racism Forum

Dan Haar: Disruption Is Welcome At Racism Forum

If you can imagine a crowd that doesn't need to be told black lives matter, it would be 2,500 people at The Bushnell who had paid theater ticket prices for a discussion on racism in America.

And yet, there they were, a small group of demonstrators at the start of The Connecticut Forum event Thursday evening, chanting, "Black Lives Matter! Black Lives Matter! Black Lives Matter!"

It was so perfectly timed that I thought the chanting was planted by the Forum organizers to kick things off.

The irony was clear to the protesters. One woman with a megaphone, back to the stage, shouted out: "You're probably thinking, 'Why are you disrupting us? We're the good...