FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh faced the consequences of her leadership as protesters expressed their dissatisfaction during the St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City. In a video shared on X, hecklers displayed a sign featuring Kavanagh’s face superimposed on a donkey’s body, accompanied by the caption, “Pin the tail on the jackass.”

The protester holding a sign shouted at Kavanagh as she walked past Trump Tower on 5th Avenue last Saturday, saying “You’re terrible.” He then yelled, “Firefighters are the hunters.” Some of the protesters showed support for former President Donald Trump, while others in the parade either marched on or interacted with the protesters, as reported by the New York Post.

FDNY members made headlines on March 7 when, during James’ appearance, they booed loudly and proceeded to chant the name of Trump’s arch-enemy.

FDNY Chief of Department John Hodgens proceeded to state that the FDNY’s Bureau of Investigation and Trials is currently conducting an investigation into the matter, with the aim of identifying the individuals responsible for booing James.

“I recommend they come forward. I have been told by the Commissioner it will be better for them if they come forward, and we don’t have to hunt them down,” he wrote.

In the face of backlash over the perceived attack on the First Amendment, Hodgens acknowledged that the term “hunt” was not the most appropriate choice of words.