A Black Lives Matter protester interrupted a United States Conference of Mayors event in Washington on Wednesday calling on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign. http://cnn.it/1OxjLb3April Goggans, an organizer with Black Lives Matter in Washington, blocked the podium during the opening press conference for the group's Winter Meeting. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was discussing the need for 2016 presidential candidates to address issues impacting cities at the time.

Posted by CNN Politics on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

demonstrator April Goggans, 36, of Washington, D.C. interrupts a news conference during the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Piscataway's mayor tried to remove a Black Lives Matter protester from the United States Conference of Mayors winter conference this week — without much luck.

CNN reported Piscataway Mayor Brian Wahler gently grabbed the arm of April Goggans, a leader with Black Lives Matter, who stood in front of a podium where all the mayors were gathered and held up a sign calling for Chicago mayor Rahm Emanual to resign.

Several other people also tried to get the woman to move aside but she refused.

According to MyCentralJersey.com mayors from East Orange, Hope, Millstone, Trenton, Elizabeth, Kearny, Union (Union County), Hamilton and Lambertville also attended the conference.

The mayors were there to unveil "The 2016 Compact for a Better America: A Call to Action," which encourages presidential candidates and federal officials to invest in urban areas.


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