The city of Minneapolis has reacted to the murder of George Floyd by rioting and looting throughout the city leaving one man dead. Videos of protesters have surfaced social media of citizens burning local businesses and looting inside of a Target.
Fox News reports that “Mayor Jacob Fey reached out to Governor Tim Walz to deploy the National Guard to the city” due to the city getting violent. Tear gas, rubber bullets, and chemical irritant was used to control crowds during protests.
Protestors started at the same location where George Floyd was accused of committing forgery, a grocery store, where he later died after a police officer kneeled on his neck. According to Fox News, the officer and the three others involved have since been fired and identified as Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng.
Since yesterday (May 27), Minneapolis residents have damaged various stores within the city leaving one protestor dead. There is no confirmation as to the reason why the man was shot but CBS Minnesota states that “he had been shot by a store owner, police spokesman John Elder said that was “one of the theories”.”
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