21 Police Officers Hurt During #BlackLivesMatter Protest in St. Paul (VIDEO)

BLM St Paul Protest

It must be very insulting to the police community for Black Lives Matter to continue holding protests while the murder of five officers in Dallas has barely left the news.

In St. Paul this weekend, BLM protesters took over a major highway and up to 21 officers were hurt.

The Star Tribune reported:

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Anger, dismay and nation’s attention after violent I-94 shutdown

A dramatic protest late Saturday and early Sunday on Interstate 94 in St. Paul turned violent, with 21 police officers injured and more than 100 people arrested. Under occasional clouds of colored smoke, fireworks, hurled rocks and tear gas, confrontations continued until 4:30 a.m. Sunday, as demonstrators responded to the police killing in Falcon Heights of Philando Castile.

Just a few hours later, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Police Chief Todd Axtell stood together and denounced as “a disgrace” the pelting of officers with rocks, bottles and other items.

At an 8 a.m. news conference, Axtell said 21 officers from all law enforcement agencies on the scene were injured in the mayhem. One of them suffered a broken vertebra after a concrete block was dropped on his head; he was still hospitalized as of Sunday afternoon, police said. The State Patrol said six of the 21 were troopers who were slightly hurt by thrown objects. Steve Linders, St. Paul police spokesman, said he doesn’t know how many other officers are still in the hospital.

Here’s a video:

How is this situation going to end?

 

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