Epic: 'Defund The Police' Protesters Request Cops At Rally To Protect Them [Video]
This is just rich! 'Defund the police' reportedly requested a police presence at their rally for 'their protection', according to one officer's video post on Twitter. Can you imagine being the officers assigned to one of these protests?
Over the weekend, a video of a police officer went viral. In that video, an unidentified police officer explains that he was called to provide security for protesters.
The irony, the officer explained, is that the protesters requested police presence for a...wait for it..."defund the police" rally.
"So I come in this morning and we're informed there's gonna be a protest to 'defund the police.' Well, that's fine, I like protests," the officer explained.
"Except they requested a police presence, you know, for their safety, at the 'defund the police' event," he continued. "I s**t you not."
It was not clear where the officer worked, as he had removed his badge from his uniform, presumably so that his location could not be identified.
“They requested a police presence, you know, for their safety at the ‘defund the police’ event.”
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) June 27, 2020
Law enforcement officers cleared protesters last Tuesday from outside the White House following a clash the night before, pushing them beyond a space known as "Black Lives Matter Plaza" in the latest apparent effort to crack down on demonstrations steps from the president's residence.
“Defund the Police” street graffiti was also removed from the area on Tuesday.
The night before, protesters had tried to take down a statue of Andrew Jackson near the White House while attempting to carve out a Seattle-style “autonomous zone,” which they called the “Black House Autonomous Zone.” But police on Tuesday moved protesters out and cleared the area near Lafayette Square and St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Seatle has recently begun moving in to dismantle its 'autonomous zone' and were met with a level of absurdity you might have expected. Crews rolled up with heavy equipment to begin taking down barricades but were immediately stopped when 'protesters' began laying down on the makeshift structures.