In a stunning scene, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was booed and heckled out of a protest for reportedly not wanting to defund the police.
As he walks away, the crowd chants “Go home, Jacob, go home!” The chants later turn to “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
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
FoxNews reports Minneapolis’ Democratic Mayor Jacob Frey was booed out of a protest on Saturday after reportedly refusing to back far-left calls to defund the Minneapolis Police Department — a week after riots and looting tore through the city in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody.
“Go home Jacob, go home,” the demonstrators yelled at the mayor, as others booed and chanted “Shame, shame, shame.”
The angry reaction from the crowd came after Frey said he did not back calls to defund the city’s police force. He is seen walking away slowly as one protester gives him the middle finger and at least one object was thrown at him.
Other video showed Frey being interrogated by protest leaders about whether he would support abolishing or defunding the police. He says he has “been coming to grips with my own brokenness in this situation” and promises to revamp “a systemic racist system.” He says the “police union needs to be put in its place” and police practices reworked.
But as protesters grow agitated at his answer, the unidentified leader demands a “yes or no” answer, saying: “We don’t want no more police.”
“I do not support the full abolition of the Minneapolis Police Department,” Frey says.
“Alright, then get the f— out of here,” the leader yells at him. “Go.”