George Floyd killing: Rage continues as Minneapolis police's third precinct building burnt
The protests are the result of ‘generations of pain, of anguish’ over racism in policing, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says
The police department’s third precinct building, not far from where Floyd was filmed gasping for air as a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, pressed his knee into Floyd’s throat on the night of May 25, was burnt late Thursday night as protesters demanded justice.
John Harrington, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety commissioner, said Friday afternoon that Chauvin had been taken into custody, according to a report on the Kiro7 news website. A prosector said Friday afternoon that he has now been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
On Thursday night, other buildings in the area around the police department were also burning, stores were looted and skirmishes broke out as thousands of people poured into the streets. Video footage shows police vehicles leaving the third precinct building, as people yell and hurl objects at the cars. The Minneapolis Police Department put out a statement just after 10 p.m. that said they evacuated the building “in the interest of the safety of our personnel.”
“Protesters forcibly entered the building and have ignited several fires,” the police said in a statement.Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said on Friday that he’d ordered the evacuation.“The symbolism of a building cannot outweigh the importance of life, of our officers or to the public,” Frey said early Friday.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said the unrest that has destabilized Minneapolis and nearby St. Paul this week is the result of ‘generations of pain, of anguish’ over racism in policing.Walz referenced Philando Castile and other black people who have died in his state at the hands of police.
“Their voices went unheard, and now generations of pain is manifesting itself in front of the world,” Walz said. “And the world is watching.”The governor also pleaded for an end to the violence and noted the difficulty in requiring the same institution that sparked the unrest — police — to restore order.
Michael McDowell, an activist and founder of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, evoked Martin Luther King Jr. in noting how the riots that have raged through the city are a natural response to Floyd’s death.“There are folks reacting to a violent system,” McDowell said. “You can replace property, you can replace businesses, you can replace material things, but you can’t replace a life. That man is gone forever because some cop felt like he had the right to take his life. A lot of folks are tired of that. They’re not going to take it anymore.”
That’s why, he said, “Minneapolis is burning.” Read more: National Post »
I wonder who is pushing this people? At least they have nothing else to do. The riots at this point are just about causing damages and acting out. It’s no longer about his death. Which is sad. Their uncivilized antics have nothing to do with George Floyd. Why riot in your own neighbourhood and loot your neighbourhood shops?
Something very off about this mans death ----
Minneapolis Police Station Set On Fire As George Floyd Protests Rage For Third DayThe city's third precinct was overrun by protestors amid nationwide demonstrations following Floyd's death in police custody.
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