Dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters gathered outside New York City Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch’s Queens home Wednesday night — following the union’s endorsement last week of President Trump in November’s election.
The demonstration was met by a swarm of NYPD officers, who set up barricades blocking off Lynch’s quiet, tree-lined street in Bayside, video posted on Twitter shows.
At least two dozen officers and supervisors looked on as a speaker slammed Lynch through a megaphone during the hour-long protest.
At one point, the crowd shouts “NYPD, suck my d–k” and “all cops are bastards,” other video shows.
Lynch, a fierce opponent of police reform, said protesters were wasting their time.
“New York City police officers will protect your right to protest wherever it can be done safely and legally, including in front of my house,” he said in a statement. “But these protestors should realize they are wasting their time. Their campaign of harassment and intimidation might have the politicians running scared, but it will have zero impact on the PBA.
“It also isn’t helping New Yorkers who feel under siege after months of brutal violence on our streets. Our neighborhoods want cops focused on stopping the bloodshed, not wrangling a bunch of protestors who biked in from Manhattan.”
Last week, Lynch announced the PBA’s full-throated endorsement of Trump.
“I cannot remember when we’ve ever endorsed for the president of the United States until now — that’s how important this is,” he said at an event with Trump at the president’s Bedminster, New Jersey golf resort.
“We need your strong voice across the country,” Lynch added.
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