Minneapolis Democratic Mayor Jacob Frey was booed out of a protest on Saturday after he refused to say he would defund the city’s police department.
A massive crowd shouted at him, “Go home Jacob, go home,” while others booed and chanted, “Shame, shame, shame.”
“Go home,” protesters yell at Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey because he said he doesn’t want to defund the police
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 6, 2020
The mayor walked away slowly as a protester gave him the middle finger; another threw an object at him. One video showed Frey being interrogated by protesters about whether he would abolish the police. He said he has “been coming to grips with my own brokenness in this situation” and said he would try to fix “a systemic racist system.”
When asked to answer “yes or no” as to whether he would defund the police, the mayor answered, “I do not support the full abolition of the Minneapolis Police Department.” The protest leader yelled at him, “Alright, then get the f— out of here. Go.”
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey showed up today at the protests. He was asked if he would commit to abolishing/defunding the police. Incredible to witness crowd hold him directly accountable. Man did a literal walk of shame. pic.twitter.com/v645mfIZHt
— Sana Saeed (@SanaSaeed) June 6, 2020
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