Now Reading
Mayor of a Pittsburgh suburb asked police to hose down protesters with water cannons | CNN

ADVERTISEMENT – SCROLL DOWN

Mayor of a Pittsburgh suburb asked police to hose down protesters with water cannons | CNN A Pennsylvania mayor is apologizing for posting Facebook images urging police to "bring the hoses" against protesters and blast them with water cannons, evoking images of the civil rights era.

African American Lives, Black Lives, African American Communities, Karen Peconi, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, KINDR'D Magazine, KINDR'D



Karen Peconi is the mayor of Arnold, a suburb of Pittsburgh. Her posts surfaced Monday with messages urging officers to hose down protesters, along with a historic 1963 image of water cannons being used against demonstrators in Alabama, according to CNN affiliate WTAE.

African American Lives, Black Lives, African American Communities, Karen Peconi, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, KINDR'D Magazine, KINDR'D

“I’m posting this so the authorities everywhere sees (sic) this … bring the hoses,” Peconi wrote, according to the affiliate. “They don’t care about jobs for PGH … none of them work now. That’s how they can do this at 7 a.m. Very sad.”


Scroll To Top