The city of Minneapolis has reacted to the murder of George Floyd by rioting and looting throughout the city leaving one man dead. Videos of protesters have surfaced social media of citizens burning local businesses and looting inside of a Target.
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Fox News reports that “Mayor Jacob Fey reached out to Governor Tim Walz to deploy the National Guard to the city” due to the city getting violent. Tear gas, rubber bullets, and chemical irritant was used to control crowds during protests.
Protestors started at the same location where George Floyd was accused of committing forgery, a grocery store, where he later died after a police officer kneeled on his neck. According to Fox News, the officer and the three others involved have since been fired and identified as Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng.
Since yesterday (May 27), Minneapolis residents have damaged various stores within the city leaving one protestor dead. There is no confirmation as to the reason why the man was shot but CBS Minnesota states that “he had been shot by a store owner, police spokesman John Elder said that was “one of the theories”.”
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The lack of humanity in this disturbing video is sickening. We will get answers and seek justice. https://t.co/OtDlapBlAK— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) May 26, 2020
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Four responding MPD officers involved in the death of George Floyd have been terminated.— Mayor Jacob Frey (@MayorFrey) May 26, 2020
This is the right call.
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There are many ways to show up today to protest the murder of George Floyd by MPD. If you're immune compromised like me, consider protesting by drive-by, or remotely. There will be FB & Insta live streams. Make signs, put them in your window or front yard. https://t.co/RcfMnYX4Rw— Tana Hargest (@TanaHargest) May 26, 2020
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