Members: 30 members, | Posts: 577 | Date:31st October 2020,

    

Police Crack Down on Minneapolis Unrest After Mayor Blames Cartels, White Supremacists

By - - [ Celebrity, Lifestyle, News, Politics, vide0 ]
Spread the love

Minneapolis police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to beat back protesters after the city’s mayor and the state governor blamed white supremacists, organized crime and even foreign agents for stoking days of violence.

Saturday is the fifth straight day of protests demanding justice for George Floyd, a black man who died in handcuffs with an officers knee on his neck on the streets of Minneapolis.

Officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd of protesters to get them to disperse after the 8 p.m. curfew in the city.

Protesters hurled projectiles as they retreatedand eventually broke up into smaller groups.

Reporters covering the clashes said on Twitter that police had fired on them. In a tweet from Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times, she said that police fired “tear gas canisters at point blank range,” after she and other reporters identified themselves as media.

Other reporters also tweeted that they had been fired on, including Ali Velshi of MSNBC and Michael George of CBS. George shared a photograph of CBS sound engineer John Marschitz, who was hit with a rubber bullet. George said that the press area was not within 500 feet of any protesters and that the reporters had their credentials displayed and their cameras out.

“I’m hit in the leg by a rubber bullet but am fine. State Police supported by National guard fired unprovoked into an entirely peaceful rally,” Velshi wrote.

“I’m hit in the leg by a rubber bullet but am fine. State Police supported by National guard fired unprovoked into an entirely peaceful rally,” Velshi wrote.

Minneapolis is the epicenter of the unrest sweeping the United States. Governors and mayors imposed curfews on Saturday and deployed the National Guard to quell violence that has left buildings and cars ablaze, scores injured and at least two people dead.

President Donald Trump blamed the violence on left wing extremists and the radical group Antifa.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, both Democrats, said the violence was the work of people from outside the state.

“We are now confronting white supremacists, members of organized crime, out of state instigators, and possibly even foreign actors to destroy and destabilize our city and our region,” Frey wrote on Twitter without providing evidence.



5 Comments

Police Crack Down on Minneapolis Unrest After Mayor Blames Cartels, White Supremacists - Dorcas Anyanwu - 1:12 pm

RIP George

Police Crack Down on Minneapolis Unrest After Mayor Blames Cartels, White Supremacists - - 4:54 pm

Even though there is racism in America, but I give accolade to team spirit they are engaging in the demand for justice. Other countries like Nigeria should emulate that. Let there be equity in the distribution of resources and justice In our country too.
R. I. P George

Police Crack Down on Minneapolis Unrest After Mayor Blames Cartels, White Supremacists - Promise Rex - 5:10 pm

Rip hero

Police Crack Down on Minneapolis Unrest After Mayor Blames Cartels, White Supremacists - Segun Ogunlusi - 5:48 pm

The protest is right

Police Crack Down on Minneapolis Unrest After Mayor Blames Cartels, White Supremacists - Ndubuka Miracle - 9:29 am

Minneapolis police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to beat back protesters after the city’s mayor and the state governor blamed white supremacists, organized crime and even foreign agents for stoking days of violence……Black lives matter