Minneapolis riots: National Guard Deployed As America Sees Another Rodney King Moment
The police station in the precinct where the killing took place was set on fire. Police at several locations fired rubber bullets and used tear gas against at protestors. Several offices and businesses have been burned down in arson and looting incidents.
Minnesota Governor has called in the National Guard to control the situation. In a statement he said that "George Floyd's death should lead to justice and systemic change, not more death and destruction”.
The Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct has been set on fire pic.twitter.com/h85rjffLgc— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 29, 2020
While the policeman involved has been dismissed from service there are now calls for criminal charges to be filed against him. Also liable will be accompanying policeman who stood by and watched the attack on Floyd.
The video of Floyd’s death shows him pleading saying “I can’t breathe’. Shortly before dying, he can be heard calling out for his mother. He was earlier stopped by the police and asked to step outside of his vehicle. The police claim he was physically resisting arrest but the video footage prior to his being pinned down shows no evidence of this.
Riot?— Steve Rustad (@SteveRustad1) May 29, 2020
It's righteous anger against racist police.
It's called ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
It's called STOP KILLING US.#Minneapolisprotests #MinneapolisRiot 3rd Precinct Don Lemon THUGS #BlackLivesMater Louisville Jacob Pederson THE SHOOTING STARTS National Guard Rosa Parks pic.twitter.com/ZMoszB12j5