Black Lives Matter protesters blocked a highway near the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday while police rode ahead of them escorting them to make sure that they were safe as they marched, the Star Tribune reported.
Ironically, the Black Lives Matter protesters marched and chanted “pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon” while the police guarded them.
The anti-cop rhetoric that called for the deaths of police officers was spewed just hours after a black man ambushed and murdered a Harris County, Texas sheriff’s deputy at a Houston-area gas station.
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While no arrests were made, St. Paul police said some onlookers jeered at the marchers. At one point of the day, police on bicycles spoke to a man who shouted and shook his cane at protesters.
Another man yelled at the marchers, “All lives matter,” and Black Lives Matter marshals linked arms to separate him from the crowd.
One St. Paul officer told a reporter at Star Tribune that Black Lives Matter St. Paul had been cooperative in working with police. “This is what democracy looks like,” he said.