(INTELLIHUB) — Like a concerted operation, the summer of rage has arrived. Civil unrest has now spread to several cities and states following the police murder of a Minneapolis man named George Floyd.
Protesters taking a stand against police brutality have become increasingly unruly in both Minneapolis and Los Angeles over the past several days which has put a strain on law enforcement personnel tasked with riot duty.
Things have ramped up in Minneapolis following Tuesday’s siege on the police department’s Third Precinct where protesters were captured on video decimating police property before law enforcement officers arrived firing concussion grenades and tear gas to disperse the crowd.
Many buildings were set ablaze on Wednesday as things began to heat up.
— Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenez) May 28, 2020
An Auto Zone burns.
— SRB BREAKING NEWS (@news_srb) May 28, 2020
It almost appears as if the chaos is organized–but by who?
— Joanne_Lopez_Dow (@dow_lopez) May 28, 2020
To make matters worse a social media post containing a video has surfaced which insinuates undercover police were the primary arsonists on Wednesday.
“A bunch of undercover cops were the main ones starting the arsons!!!!!!,” the post reads. “Spread the word!!!”
A bunch of undercover cops were the main ones starting the arsons!!!!!! Spread the word!!! pic.twitter.com/eCBEAt9EOC
— KELESE (@k3lese) May 28, 2020
The same guy dressed in all black with an umbrella was spotted trying to break windows at Auto Zone.
Meanwhile in California Black Lives Matter protesters took to the streets–one of which was severely wounded after falling from the roof of a moving police cruiser.
Black Lives Matter protesters smash the windows of two California Highway Patrol cruisers on the northbound Hollywood (101) Freeway in downtown Los Angeles https://t.co/SUQFIhetFn pic.twitter.com/ILvgUGUHOa
— National Police Association (@NatPoliceAssoc) May 28, 2020
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