There are no cops in Lego City

Like many companies, Lego released a statement supporting Black Lives Matter:

We stand with the black community against racism and inequality.  There is much to do.  We will donate $4 million to organizations dedicated to supporting black children and educating all children about racial equality.

Unlike a lot of companies (other than maybe Ben & Jerry's), they're not just stopping there.

Tuesday afternoon, Lego Shop at Home affiliates received an email from the company requesting the immediate removal of any links or marketing for dozens of sets that feature police, "in light of recent events."

In light of recent events, Lego has requested the below products be removed from sites and any marketing ASAP

It's not hard to see a theme: the sets are all ones that feature police, as well as the White House - in other words, the sources of the violence people are protesting against.

10900 Police Bike
10902 Police Station
21054 The White House
40372 Police MP Accessory Set
42091 Police Pursuit
60139 Mobile Command Center
60206 Sky Police Jet Patrol
60207 Sky Police Drone Chase
60208 Sky Police Parachute Arrest
60210 Sky Police Air Base
60212 Barbecue Burn Out
60213 Dock Side Fire
60214 Burger Bar Fire Rescue
60215 Fire Station
60217 Fire Plane
60216 Downtown Fire Brigade
60231 Fire Chief Response Truck
60233 Donut Shop Opening
60239 Police Patrol Car
60241 Police Dog Unit
60242 Police Highway Arrest
60243 Police Helicopter Chase
60244 Police Helicopter Transport
60245 Police Monster Truck Heist
60246 Police Station
60247 Forest Fire
60248 Fire Helicopter Rescue
60270 Police Brick Box
853919 City Police Vest
854018 Police Handcuffs & Badge
854005 Duke DeTain Key Chain

The inclusion of fire fighter sets is odd, as they're still properly doing their jobs, not injuring or killing people.

Update: Lego later clarified that they were only asking affiliates to remove links during Black Out Tuesday out of respect, not pulling the sets entirely.

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