VIDEO: The Strokes Taunt Cop Onstage During Anti-Police Song At Bernie Rally

Holly Matkin

The Strokes' performance took place during a Bernie Sanders rally on Monday night.

Durham, NH – A uniformed law enforcement officer was taunted onstage as The Strokes rock band belted out an anti-police song during a Bernie Sanders rally on Monday night (video below).

The chaotic scene took place towards the end of The Strokes’ performance at the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore Center Arena, when lead singer Julian Casablancas invited the crowd of 7,500 to jump onstage with him, the New York Post reported.

As Casablancas belted out the anti-police anthem, “New York City Cops,” several New Hampshire officers tried to keep the riotous situation under control, according to Rolling Stone.

Cell phone footage showed Casablancas as he turned towards one of the uniformed officers while singing, “New York City cops, they ain’t too smart!”

The lead singer said that the decision to conclude their show with the anti-police tune was made spur-of-the-moment, Rolling Stone reported.

“The cops had turned the lights on, so we were like, ‘Let’s just play ‘New York City Cops,’ then, as a farewell,” Casablancas said. “One of them grabbed my arm. I was like, ‘Oh, damn, am I about to get arrested right now?’”

At one point during the song, he changed the lyrics, and declared that “all cops in the world, they ain’t too smart,” The A.V. Club reported.

Many fans apparently loved the performance.

“The Strokes playing New York City Cops while uniformed police officers try to kick them off stage is an iconic #Bernie moment,” one Twitter user wrote.

“The Strokes playing ‘NYC cops’ while actual cops kick them off stage, at a rally for maybe the only actually good candidate to run for president in my lifetime. We love to see it folks,” another post read.

University of New Hampshire spokesperson Erika Mantz said that the officers responded at the request of “contract security,” who had “asked police to help control crowd access to the stage and performers,” the New York Post reported.

“There was no further incident,” Mantz added.

Casablancas said that the band jumped at the chance to be part of the Sanders rally.

“How can you say no?” the front man asked Rolling Stone. “He’s the only noncorporate candidate, so by default, he’s the only person who you can trust what he’s saying.”

The event, which the magazine described as a “veritable Lollapalooza of the left,” featured speeches from Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cynthia Nixon, and Cornel West, among others.

Massachusetts resident Jake Boynton, 32, said he backs Sanders because “he speaks to regular people.”

Another concertgoer, 23-year-old “Alex,” supports Sanders’ call to legalize marijuana and eliminate student debt, Rolling Stone reported.

“And he seems like someone who’s actually a human being, not a parasite,” Alex added. “So that’s pretty cool.”

Sunflower Bean guitarist Nick Kivlen, whose band opened the rally, said he was honored to have met Sanders prior to the show.

“He’s so brave,” Kivlen gushed. He’s taking on every position of power to do this for the working people of this country.”

“Bernie is the realest candidate,” Sunflower Bean drummer Jacob Faber added.

The Durham Police Department and Bernie 2020 representatives did not respond to requests for comment, FOX News reported.

You can watch cell phone footage of Casablancas taunting the uniformed officer in the video below:

Comments (77)
Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I don't listen to much rock at all, but Julian Casablancas and The Strokes do make some solid music.

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flybynight
flybynight

So the burn has to have a free concert just to get people to show up? Oh well.

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

Stupid is as stupid does as stupid believes.

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

Guess this shitty generation forgot about all those NYC cops that ran towards the twin towers, huh?

Elaine85043
Elaine85043

They need a few history lessons. Complete idiot's.

RunCop
RunCop

Punks......these little bitches would be screaming for police assistance if they were getting their asses kicked.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

And anyone believes we're going to give up the compliments from the current President for this type of action from another person? You've got to be kidding me, no possible way, the last President hated the police and made it perfectly clear!!!! We're not going back and yes, we're better off today than we were 4 years ago!

Trashman67
Trashman67

Delusion is real. Just look to the left.

OtnipTrebor
OtnipTrebor

Great job , government indoctrination schools! You’ve turned out some complete idiots!

kgolfinghawaii
kgolfinghawaii

I think the blue should have just ignored trying to help. Let those rats be run over by their "fans". Seriously, who gives a crap? And if the lowest believes they are good then, well, we know they truly suck.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Sounds like the popo were responding more to the lyrics that made fun of them than they were to any actual "riotous situation that had to be kept under control."

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

POS Bernie Boy

Needs a concert to have people show up for his BS

GEE stupid, how far to you think your anti cop message will go in Nov??
If you make it that far!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

“Lifestyles of the rich and socialists: Bernie Sanders has 3 houses, makes millions.”

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kkat
kkat

Of course! All those SocioCommieRats running for President, (in their dreams), are all pretty well off. Better than most Americans seeing that our gross Median Income for all citizens in all 50 states is right at $75K for 2019,which is definitely up from 2017 which was $60K. So, the biggest question is, how did these Government Employees, paid by the American Taxpayers, gain so much wealth on their salaries? If you look at their districts and states, money sure is not being spent to improve those conditions. Where does it go? As their mansions and assets grow. Then, they get greedy and want to take all of our money through Socialist BS programs wherein they tax away our wealth but their mansions grow bigger.?? !! Time to end the madness!

flybynight
flybynight

And all done in a capitalist country. Go figure.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

He has a net worth of 3 million dollars, which is an absolutely normal amount for a boomer who grew up in a country where he didn't have to worry about much.

You live in a wealthy part of Florida living off pension. What is your net worth, boomer?

LEO0301
LEO0301

Haha funny man. Prior to running for president the first time, Sanders had a net worth of just over $200K. Then he wrote some books and low and behold he's now worth millions. I don't begrudge the man but I find it hypocritical for him to be critical of wealth. The fact is, Sanders is a top money earner so it's not normal.

Of those with retirement savings, here are the average savings statistics:

The average household has $60,000 saved for retirement.
The average 30 year old has $45,000 saved.
The average 40 year old has $63,000 saved.
The average 50 year old has $117,000 saved.
The average 60 year old has $172,000 saved.

I have a large savings plus a generous pension. How about you Cheech?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

$3 million in your 70s is not at all a top earner. He's comfortable and has some to pass on after he dies, but he's not wealthy by any stretch. The narrative you people love to push about him being out of touch with the regular person doesn't work on anyone except those that oppose him.

Is your net above or below 3 million? You have a large pension and a house in an expensive neighborhood, so I'd imagine your net is equal to his.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Correction. This article puts his net at 2 million. A very reasonably attainable goal at his age if one has some luck and plays their cards right.

LEO0301
LEO0301

I provided information about the average retirement savings. Didn't you even look at it? His two million or more plus his senate salary makes him wealthier than most people. Please do some research before commenting further. Personal opinions don't count, facts do.

Of those with retirement savings, here are the average savings statistics:
The average household has $60,000 saved for retirement.
The average 30 year old has $45,000 saved.
The average 40 year old has $63,000 saved.
The average 50 year old has $117,000 saved.
The average 60 year old has $172,000 saved.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

So you're saying before his 2016 run, he only had $200k.

Doesn't that jive perfectly well with the numbers you provided for the average worth? I'm starting to think you like proving my points for me.

And for the third time, because you think I haven't realized you haven't answered, is your net worth above his? I think you're not answering because it is.

LEO0301
LEO0301

We're talking about his current net worth. He has a couple mill in the bank and approximately $500+ year income. So I haven't proved you right even though that's what you want to tell everyone.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

If we're talking about his net worth now, why did you mention his net prior to 2016?

LEO0301
LEO0301

I think its important to give the backstory on this hypocrite. He's as much a capitalist as I am. If he was true to his rhetoric he would open his pocket book to the poor. He doesn't need three houses or that much money, right? Sell two of those homes Bernie, and give a million or so to some worthwhile charity.

flybynight
flybynight

The burn was rewarded handsomely by Hildabeast after she kicked him to the curb during the 2016 primaries. After all, it was her turn.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

So if we're talking about his net worth in 2016, you proved my point with your numbers. What part of this are you not understanding?

61mouse
61mouse

@Hi_estComnDenomn how do you know where he lives ?? You stalking him

flybynight
flybynight

Lowestcom hardly knows where he himself lives. He's so full of BS it's a miracle it doesn't back up and drowned him. Pity.

Raymelson
Raymelson

Bernie is trying to follow Obama's war on cops an if by a miracle Bernie wins America will become another shit hole an we will have another civil war to many of us vets will not stand by while he destroys the best country in the world

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Stanracer
Stanracer

POLICE HATING LIBERAL DEMO-RATS BEING IDIOTS!

Gramercy
Gramercy

The "realist" candidate.."so brave"...concepts "pretty cool"...Oh God, save us! I feel so sorry for my Grandchildren. I can only pray that they are not as ignorant as the 20 year olds of today when they get a chance to vote...IF voting's still an option in a Socialistic country!!!

hoss377
hoss377

Scumbags demonstrating against L.E.O.'s ,who then have to protect their a$$es,talk about hypocrites.

LAW169
LAW169

Solid $hit. Just like you lowestcomm.

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

Wacko Bernie supporters...……….say no more!!!!!

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

What a difference. Our President defends the people that protect us,,and this COMMUNIST says NOTHING about this Disturbing exhibition of HATE and Stupidity. What will he do if elected then.

MSK
MSK

This was just a snapshot of what it will be like if this crazy old communist gets elected (which I doubt). He’s already come out and said that he will raise taxes on the middle class. That statement alone should ensure that he doesn’t get elected.


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