They shouted in unison, “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon” — an obvious anti-police chant clearly calling for violence against law enforcement officers. Yet a leader of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest march in Minnesota over the weekend claimed there was nothing threatening about the action by the BLM activists whose disruption of the Minnesota State Fair caused cancellation of some events.
As WCCO-TV reported on Saturday, the march and anti-cop rhetoric upset rank and file officers on the St. Paul police department, many of whom actually provided escort and security for the marchers. A spokesman for the officers called the action of the BLM protesters “disgusting,” saying it created a dangerous atmosphere for law enforcement personnel.
The BLM march in Minnesota came just hours after a uniformed, white Texas sheriff’s deputy was gunned down near Houston, executed in cold blood while fueling his patrol car at a gas station. The suspect in the brutal killing is a black man with a lengthy criminal history, according to CNN.
By clicking on the video above, you can watch the WCCO-TV report on the Black Lives Matter protest and see for yourself how a march organizer tried to dismiss the concerns of police officers about the chant, “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon.” The BLM activist sarcastically said, “I don’t know if they would have received it differently if we would have said on a stick.”
BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.