Minneapolis Protests Police Murder Of George Floyd: Day 2
Above photo: Minneapolis, MN police precinct windows broken by Unicorn Riot.
Protesters are continuing to gather outside the Minneapolis Police (MPD) 3rd Precinct building today after extended protests and clashes with police yesterday. The Twin Cities is still engulfed in mass outrage after MPD officer Derek Chauvin was filmed choking a black man named George Floyd to death in a disturbing video that went viral Monday night.
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On Wednesday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey called on Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to file criminal charges against Officer Chauvin. Chauvin and three other officers involved in Floyd’s were fired on Tuesday. Such a quick firing of officers after a police killing is unprecedented in Minneapolis history.
More evidence continues to emerge that suggest police lied when they claimed that George Floyd was resisting arrest at the time Officer Chauvin started choking him out with a knee on his neck:
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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh ___ #TSRUpdatez: As the FBI moves forward in its investigation of #GeorgeFloyd’s death, new video shared by civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump disputes officers’ claims that Floyd was resisting arrest. ___ A restaurant’s security cameras captured the moments before the tragic incident, raising questions about why officers used lethal force against Floyd. ___ Floyd, who is a native of Houston, was reportedly in Minneapolis for work. Officers claimed they responded to a call of a suspect sitting on top of a car appearing to be under the influence. Officers also claimed Floyd physically resisted arrest. ___ But the new video shows Floyd being taken out of his vehicle and it appears he was cooperating with responding officers. The owner of the restaurant also told local news outlets that there was nothing-click the link in our bio to read more. (📹: @cbsnews)