Thursday 29 September 2016

Raleigh police reject call to boycott Beyonce concert

Published 24/02/2016 | 12:21

Beyonce's Super Bowl act and new video were said to contain 'anti-police' messages
Beyonce's Super Bowl act and new video were said to contain 'anti-police' messages

Police officers in Raleigh, North Carolina, have said they will not boycott Beyonce's upcoming concert in response to her Super Bowl half-time act and new video, which some said contained "anti-police" messages.

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Union members took the unanimous vote during a meeting of the Raleigh Police Protective Association, news reports said.

Up to 50 association members were expected to vote at a meeting originally scheduled to discuss the group's support for better pay for rank-and-file officers, according to The News & Observer of Raleigh.

Beyonce will perform at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh on May 3.

Police unions in Miami and Tampa in Florida and Nashville, Tennessee, are either calling for officers to boycott her music or urging them not volunteer to work at her shows.

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