Madison, WI – Black Lives Matter disrupted a law enforcement memorial ceremony in Madison honoring heroes killed in the line of duty in 2020 and 2021 by waving American flags that said “f—k 12” and blasting the song “F—k the Police” in the background as officials made remarks (video below).
The ceremony was held in Capitol Square near the law enforcement officers’ memorial on May 7 and attended by the immediate families of fallen heroes, members of law enforcement, and elected officials including Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, WKOW reported.
But just a few minutes after the memorial ceremony began, a small group of Black Lives Matter protesters began screaming obscenities through a megaphone and blasting anti-police music with obscene lyrics.
Video of the event filmed by WISN showed the dignitaries on the dais making remarks tried to ignore the disruption but it became difficult to hear then over the small but loud protest.
When the speaker thanked the governor for attending, a protester yelled “we don’t like Governor Evers” through a megaphone.
Someone off camera approached the protesters and asked them to leave and a man in a blue and yellow jersey screamed that he wanted to know what law he was breaking.
“We have a right to protest!” someone else yelled. “Black Lives Matter!”
One of the protesters yelled at someone to keep their hands off his camera.
“This is a megaphone,” another voice interrupted. “By the way, this is not a gun, this is a megaphone. So now you explain to me how I am breaking the law.”
That’s when WISN cut away from the ceremony to film the man in the jersey screaming in the face of a man in a suit who had asked him to stop for “totally disrupting my f—king balance right now.”
“How am I breaking the law or doing anything by coming up here asking, begging you motherf—kers to stop killing people who look like me,” the man yelled, pointing his finger in the man’s face.
He continued to rant loudly about how it was his right and the man who had approached him was invading his space, the video showed.
A female police officer approached the man and said something to him that couldn’t be heard in the video, but after arguing for a moment, the man followed her out of the crowd without resisting.
A state trooper walked behind him as he screamed with rage and frustration, the video showed.
A girl carrying a “F—k 12” flag who had been standing with the man picked up the megaphone he had discarded at that point and began screaming through it to disrupt the ceremony yet again.
The video showed that when a pastor took the dais a few moments later to offer a prayer, protesters screamed “Booooo!” “murderers!” and “shame” at her.
The protesters heckled the pastor through her prayer, the video showed.
The remainder of the ceremony was marred by the sounds of protesters screaming obscenities and interrupting the dignitaries who were speaking.
There was a moment of silence marked only by the sound of a fallen hero’s baby before the protesters blasted music and drowned out the child, the video showed.
The protesters’ voices gradually became more distant and finally disappeared shortly before the Roll Call of all the fallen Wisconsin officers was read
Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Obscene Language: