Police Held Protest at Beyoncé's Houston Tour Stop

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 07:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been retouched.) Beyonce performs onstage during 'The Formation World Tour' at NRG Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Beyonce wears a custom Atsuko Kudo bodysuit and Alexandre Vaulthier boots.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage)

Police Held Protest at Beyoncé's Houston Tour Stop

Looks like the tables are turning.

Published May 9, 2016

When it comes to protesting Beyoncé, it’s usually all talk and no action. Hardly anyone showed up for a February protest of Bey’s then-recently released song “Formation.” Police themselves got their feelings screwed up around the same time and demanded an apology from the singer, which of course she never gave them.

Over the weekend, the law enforcement in Bey's hometown apparently decided to protest her during a sold-out show at NRG Stadium on Saturday night (May 7) and, uh, things didn’t quite go according to plan. Thousands of people showed up to bask in the Queen’s greatness, however the number of protesters were not nearly as many.

Only a few dozen people were present to protest Beyoncé’s anti-police brutality stance (something we believe to be uncontroversial and hopefully in solidarity with how most cops believe the job should be done. Right?).

“Some of her performances we believe to be anti-police,” Tony Ragsdale, a member of the Pasadena Police Department and of the Coalition for Police and Sheriffs (C.O.P.S.), told KHOU.

Again, for the record, Beyoncé says she’s against police brutality, not police. “I am against police brutality and injustice,” she told Elle Magazine last month.

Watch a news package of what went down in Houston over the weekend below.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage)


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