Officers took part in a silent protest as the Formation world tour hit Texas
Police officers have protested outside Beyonce‘s hometown show in Houston, Texas.
The gig, which took place at the NRG Stadium last night (May 7), saw a group of officers who are also a part of the Coalition Of Police And Sherrifs (COPS) stand a mile away from the venue, shining a blue light towards it.
As Idolator reports, the group were likely protesting some of the singer’s recent performances, which have been described as “anti-police”. In the video for ‘Formation’, she sinks with a New Orleans police car while at her Super Bowl 50 halftime set, she and her backing dancers dressed as Black Panthers.
“Some of her performances we believe to be anti-police,” COPS member Tony Ragsdale told local TV station KHOU11.
Members of the Houston Police Officers Union, however, decided not to join in with the protests. Vice President Doug Griffith said: “From the initial release of the video, I think it’s been blown out of proportion. I think at the end of the day most people understand [Beyoncé] has no problem with law enforcement.”
The Formation world tour continues tomorrow with a sold out show at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.