This is a story that is going to drive the left crazy. Police in St. Louis reportedly used a favorite chant of leftists after making arrests during protests this week.
St. Louis police chant ‘Whose streets? Our streets!’ after arresting 80
More than 100 protesters peacefully marched arm-in-arm to City Hall on Monday, hours after a third night of violence resulted in 80 more arrests following the acquittal of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist.
The protesters marched through the streets for about an hour before clearing the area. Police escorted the group while stopping and rerouting traffic.
When the streets had finally calmed early Monday, Interim Police Chief Lawrence O’Toole said more than 80 arrests had been made and five weapons confiscated. He said several officers suffered minor or moderate injuries and all would soon return to work.
As the streets quieted, some protesters and Post-Dispatch reporters said they heard officers chanting “Whose streets? Our streets!” — a phrase often chanted by protest marchers.
“I’m proud to tell you the city of St. Louis is safe and police own the night,” O’Toole said. “We are in control of this city, and we are going to protect it.”
If the police are taxpayers, it’s technically true, right?