Police union official critical of 'disgusting' chant at Black Lives Matter march
The president of the St. Paul police union has sharply criticized some protesters at Saturday’s Black Lives Matter march to the Minnesota State Fair for what he calls a “disgusting” chant promoting violence against officers.
Hundreds of protesters, led by the Black Lives Matter St. Paul organization, marched north along Snelling Avenue to the gates of the fairgrounds Saturday to protest racial inequities in St. Paul and elsewhere. Some demonstrators shouted chants criticizing police as they were being escorted by officers who cleared the way for the demonstration, said David Titus, head of the St. Paul Police Federation.
A short video posted on Twitter shows that at one point in the march, at least several protesters were at the front carrying a banner and shouting, “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon!” as the camera pans to show police on bikes, squad cars and a utility vehicle.