The Providence police union is speaking out after an officer received a cup of coffee with "blacklivesmatter" written on it.
The Fraternal Order of Police says the incident is "unacceptable and discouraging."
The officer told the union that he received a cup of coffee Friday at a Dunkin' Donuts store with the slogan written on the cup. He says an employee was rude to him.
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The slogan arose last year during protests nationwide over police violence against civilians.
Lt. Roger Aspinall, a union member, told WLNE-TV the slogan is anti-police and the Black Lives Matter movement "condones violence against police." The union says it believes that "all lives matter."
A spokeswoman for Dunkin' Brands Group says the franchise owner apologized to the officer and counseled the employee about her behavior.