Police to Protest Tarantino Premiere

tarantino from NYT

The Fraternal Order of Police has announced that it plans to disrupt the premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s new film The Hateful Eight, in response to comments made by Tarantino criticizing police violence and in conjunction with a planned boycott of the film by other police unions, officers, and their supporters. Police are often charged with suppressing or containing protesters in order to prevent them from disrupting “business as usual,” but in this case they will be participating in protest and disruption themselves.  If the protest goes forward, it will be interesting to see how it plays out, how police officers act and frame their actions when the tables are turned and they are themselves the protesters, and as unlikely as it may seem, whether other police officers will be called to control the protesting officers.


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2 responses to “Police to Protest Tarantino Premiere

  1. Matt B

    Police protests aren’t common, but they’re far from unheard of. And they can be a potent right-wing political force. Consider the 1992 NYC police rally (deemed a police riot in later reports) against Mayor Dinkins–at which a major speaker was none other than Rudy Giuliani. http://www.nytimes.com/1992/09/17/nyregion/officers-rally-and-dinkins-is-their-target.html


  2. Great point, Matt, and thanks for the link!


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