The president of the New York City Police Benevolent Association is speaking out after dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters held an hour-long protest Wednesday night outside of his home in Bayside, Queens.
“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,” Patrick J. Lynch, PBA President, 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.”
Neighbors tell NY1 that 50th Avenue, where Lynch lives, is a quiet community, and while they did not anticipate a protest would take place in front of Lynch’s home, they tell us barricades have been set up on both ends of Lynch’s block for several weeks.
Neighbors who did not wish to be identified said the protest involved vulgar language, but was for the most part a peaceful demonstration.