Minneapolis Mayor Gives New Meaning To Walk Of Shame As He’s Booed Out Of BLM Protest
“If he says no, guess what the f**k we gone do next year,” one of the protest’s organizers said of Jacob Frey, who’s up for reelection next year.
June 08, 2020 at 3:11 pm
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was booed out of a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis after saying he will not abolish the police.
Protesters from the demonstration, led by Black Visions Collective on Saturday, marched to the mayor’s house and demanded him to come out and participate, CBS 4 reported. After joining the protest, Frey was asked by an organizer if he would defund the Minneapolis Police Department.
“Jacob Frey, we have a yes or no question for you. Yes or no, will you commit to defunding the Minneapolis Police Department?” she asked.
The organizer was surrounded by a sea of fists in the air.
Frey asked an inaudible clarifying question to which the organizer responded, “we don’t want no more police.”
“Is that clear? We don’t want people with guns toting around in our communities, shooting us down. You have an answer. It is a yes or a no. It is a yes or a no. Will you defund the Minneapolis Police Department?” the organizer asked again.
Before he answered, she urged those around to listen to his response because he is up for reelection next year, implying they would not be supporting him if his answer was no.
“If he says no, guess what the f**k we gone do next year,” she said.
Frey then followed with an answer.
“I do not support the full abolition of the police department,” Frey said while shaking his head.