George Floyd Protests Spread; Fires and Looting Shake the Twin Cities

Davida Erdahl

Next the demise of George Floyd, downtown protests, looting, and fires hit neighborhoods across Minneapolis and St. Paul on Thursday, leaving dozens of buildings and organizations harmed and wrecked, which includes retail chains, places to eat, and a school. The most major of these web pages: The 3rd Precinct, which law enforcement deserted Thursday night in a seemingly unprecedented concession to the civic unrest. Before long soon after, fires engulfed the law enforcement station and protesters chased soon after retreating law enforcement vehicles and set off fireworks outdoors. 

“Protesters forcibly entered the building and have ignited numerous fires,” Minneapolis law enforcement spokesperson John Elder stated. Employees evacuated the building shortly soon after ten p.m.

All through Thursday, tensions grew concerning law enforcement and a inflammation group outdoors the Midway Concentrate on, in St. Paul. Looting distribute to organizations along University Avenue isolated looting emerged on Grand Avenue and somewhere else.

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