MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (INTELLIHUB) — Large-scale riots broke out in the city on Tuesday following what can only be considered the murder of a man by the name of George Floyd who was pinned down to the asphalt by three police officers on Monday–one of which had his knee and all of his body weight pressed down onto Floyd’s neck critically injuring him.
Needless to say, the City of Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct and the officers inside found themselves under siege on Tuesday as protestors vandalized everything they could to get revenge.
Police responded to the attack on the precinct by firing concussion grenades into the crowd to try and disperse the unruly dissidents who stand for equal justice.
RAW VIDEO: Protesters inside Minneapolis Police's 3rd Precinct parking lot smashing squad cars, before officers show up and fire flash grenades inside to get them to disperse. WARNING: This video contains violence and strong language. READ MORE: https://t.co/HZTamsXTCN pic.twitter.com/Cktz07ftSg
— WCCO – CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) May 27, 2020
Entire police cars were vandalized during the onslaught.
Community outrage grew throughout the day as thousands upon thousands of protestors gathered en mass.
Thousands of protesters in Minneapolis fill 38th Street and Chicago Avenue where George Floyd was detained by four police officers and killed. #JusticeForFloyd
This how the community responded pic.twitter.com/b01uw0SFFi
— Chapos (@Chapos14) May 27, 2020
Police deployed officers later in the evening to disperse large crowds that were gathered in the streets.
More photos from the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct. pic.twitter.com/4CyjnB29QK
— Carlos Gonzalez (@CarlosGphoto) May 27, 2020
Things got worse after nightfall when a protestor was shot in the head and wounded by a police projectile.
— Hales! (@HaleyWanders) May 27, 2020
“They are tear-gassing us, right now! One protestor said. “This is fu–ing insane.”
Breaking: Demonstrations in response to the killing of #GeorgeFloyd are continuing in Minneapolis. Police are in riot gear and are firing tear gas and shooting rubber bullets at protesters. There are reports of protesters vandalizing police vehicles. pic.twitter.com/UbmbBCV3kh
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) May 27, 2020
Is this just the start? Will we see more of this to come?
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