Lincolnshire Police officers have come under fire after footage posted to the ‘woke’ force’s social media account showed them dancing the Macarena at the city’s Pride festival.
Locals have reacted with fury after multiple posts were made showing on-duty officers having fun on the force’s social media accounts from the festival, including the video of officers dancing.
Residents have criticised the force’s coverage, asking why officers were spending time at the festival instead of fighting crime on the streets.
But Chief Constable Chris Haward has hit back at critics, saying officers were present to ensure everyone enjoys a ‘safe’ Pride.
He added he ‘expected’ his officers to engage with the community and ‘join in, even dance’ – as long as it did not distract from their duties.
A dispersal order had to be issued jut a couple of hours later after a number of large fights in the city.