Last night's Fort Worth City Council meeting briefly turned chaotic as protesters interrupted Mayor Mike Moncrief, preventing him from continuing with the meeting.
After the protesters, all with the Dallas-based group Queer LiberAction, were ousted from City Hall, some attendees were still challenging the mayor.
A few people called on Moncrief to apologize for different aspects of the Rainbow Lounge raid. A woman asked him if he was going to apologize for a man being hospitalized.
“Listen, if you want an apology from your mayor, I am sorry for what happened in Fort Worth, " Moncrief said, drawing some applause. "I am sorry. I am sorry. I am sorry.”
The question that's emerged today: What exactly did the mayor apologize for? The raid itself? Chad Gibson's injuries? The overall situation?
Many assumed the mayor was apologizing for the raid but, according to city spokesman Bill Begley, that's not true.
"The mayor and council are always sorry if anyone is hurt ever in our city," Begley said Wednesday. "The mayor has asked for a thorough investigation of what happened in the Rainbow Lounge to the point that he’s asked for the U.S. attorney to get involved ...They want to make sure that all voices are heard ... but the apology is that anyone is ever hurt in any incident.”
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