The Daily Beast: Black Lives Matter Activists Take on a New Foe: Police Unions

For years, Black Lives Matter activists have protested police departments, Wednesday the movement took on the unions that protect cops, including bad ones.

Protesters using plastic pipes and metal chains barricaded the entrance to the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association headquarters in Manhattan on Wednesday morning. At the same time, protesters occupied the Fraternal Order of Police building in Washington D.C., waving flags and posters reading “#STOPFOP” and “The most dangerous fraternity in America.”

“The PBA protects cops that kill black people,” protester Jewel Cadet told the New York Post during the Wednesday protest. “We are here today to say that is not OK.”

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