The Black Lives Matter “hijacking” of the Pride parade this Sunday has stirred a lot of controversy with many groups. Some are feeling attacked, others are feeling misrepresented, but as a whole, everyone seems to be unsatisfied with the events that occurred this past Sunday. The police are not excluded in the slightest.
In the list of demands, the police were directly attacked and are now trying to make sense of the matter, as well as find their role in the LGBT community. One gay officer has written an open letter to voice his opinion on the issue.
Although Pride has stated that they had only agreed to discuss the role of police in next year’s pride, they did sign the list of demands that the Black Lives Matter group had given.
Does Pride owe the police an apology? And was there any merit to any of this at all?
Joe Warmington joins Oakley to discuss.