Mass: Cops to Protest "Black Lives Matter" Banner at City Hall

Photo: Jonathan Wiggs / The Boston Globe

Photo: Jonathan Wiggs / The Boston Globe

Police in Somerville, MA, just outside of Boston, are planning a protest at the local City Hall after the mayor refused their request to remove a "Black Lives Matter" sign from the front of the building. 

The union has said the banner is "disrespectful."

The police union released a statement, that read in part, "In the face of the continuing assassination of innocent police officers across the country as an apparent offshoot of the BLM movement, it is irresponsible of the City to [publicly] declare support for the lives of one sector of our population to the exclusion of others, including police officers."

The police rally is scheduled for Thursday between 5:30-7:30 p.m. 


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