Chaos and destruction rages on in Minnesota! The Minneapolis Police Department began using flash grenades on citizens protesting the death of George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old African-American man who died while being detained by four police officers on Monday night. On Tuesday, thousands of protesters descended on the spot where Floyd died, and things got out of control.
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Some protesters marched towards the Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct, the believed department of the four officers. Chaos began as the protesters smashed windows, vandalized the building, and sprayed paint in the police vehicles, according to CBS Local. The police responded in riot gear and used flash grenades against the protesters.
One of these protesters said, “It’s real ugly. The police have to understand that this is the climate they have created, this is the climate they created.”
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On Monday night, the four officers responded to a call of a man trying to use forged documents at Cup Foods. The officers saw Floyd on the scene and perceived him to be intoxicated. Eventually, an officer pinned Floyd to the ground with his knee.
Floyd groans, “I can’t breathe! Please, the knee on my neck.”
BREAKING: 4 Minneapolis police officers have been fired in the aftermath of George Floyd's death.
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Among the chaos, bystanders begged for the officer to lessen the restraint, but he kept his knee firmly on Floyd’s neck. At Hennepin Healthcare Medical Center, Floyd eventually passed away. The four officers were immediately fired. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey responded to Police Chief Medaria Arradondo’s firing of these officers.
Frey stated, “I support your (Arradondo’s) decisions, one hundred percent.It is the right decision for our city. The right decision for our community, it is the right decision for the Minneapolis Police Department.”
Chaos in Minnesota
Besides the protesters, chaos occurred around one of the fired officers, Derek Chauvin. Chauvin, who was once under paid leave for shooting a fleeing suspect, was doxed, meaning his private information was publicly released. His information was filtered out on Twitter, by the account of ‘Ancientsoul44’ with a post of “PURGE TIME #DEREKCHAUVIN.” That tweet can be found here.
This led to a crowd to gather around Chauvin’s house on Tuesday.
Dora Jones Robinson, one of the individuals at Chauvin’s house, said, “Enough is enough! I’m tired. It gets to the point where we got to show up at the right place and his front door is the right place to me. He going to feel my presence.”
More people are planning to assemble at Chauvin’s residence today. Their live stream is already assembled.
The unfortunate death of George Floyd has occurred during a delicate point in America. The mainstream media has consistently fanned the flames of racial tension since the election of President Donald Trump. Expect to see more chaos in Minneapolis this week.