Here is a list of examples of organized, violent protests in major US cities following the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minnesota.
Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was fired from his job, along with the other three officers that were present when George Floyd died while pinned, and Chauvin was charged with murder in the third degree. Both Chauvin and Floyd worked
as security for the El Nuevo Rodeo night club. 3rd-degree murder is a crime committed without premeditation or intent to kill. Protesters burned down a Minneapolis police precinct building. Video shows police driving past protesters and randomly spraying them with pepper spray. It is unknown why the police and fire department stood down and why the National Guard was not deployed. [It is as though the police, by their inaction against the those who looted and destroyed and their random spraying of those who were not looting or destroying, were trying to escalate anger and violence.]
Tim Walz was asked if he was aware of rumors that white supremacists had joined some of the looting, and he said, “My suspicious and what I’ve seen on this, yes.” [White supremacists and Black Lives Matter working side-by-side looting stores? But wait!, isn’t this supposed to be about racism?]
drove into a crowd marching to protest the death of George Floyd on a portion of I-35 that had been closed off earlier in the day in Minneapolis, Minnesota, late Sunday afternoon.
Louisville: Breonna Taylor, a black woman, was shot eight times in March when three officers entered her Kentucky apartment by force to serve a search warrant in a narcotics investigation. The department said the officers announced themselves and returned gunfire from her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. Taylor’s mother said the officers didn’t knock at all. This led to protests and riots and charges of racism.
were shot on Thursday, and one is in critical condition. Police reported that the shots were fired within the crowd, not from police.
Rioters set Nashville
City Hall on fire. Nashville Mayor John Cooper issued an executive order declaring a state of civil emergency and a curfew for 10 pm, and Governor Bill Lee authorized use of the National Guard. Wesley Somers, a 25-year old white man, was arrested and charged with felony arson, vandalism, & disorderly conduct. [There is no evidence from the news reports that the police did anything to prevent the demonstrators from smashing windows and torching the City Hall. Once again, it appears there is a master directive to stand down and do everything possible to allow organized agitators and agent provocateurs to fan the flames of sufficient violence and destruction to justify martial law.]
Police and the National Guard were sent to break up a crowd in the parking lot of Dino’s Food Mart and were trying to disperse the crowds when someone opened fire on them. Soldiers and police took cover behind vehicles and returned fire. St. Louis business owner David McAtee was fatally shot.
St. Louis, Missouri: On Friday, protesters shut down a highway, a FedEx truck was attacked, and someone in the crowd said that people had guns. The FedEx truck drove finally drove away but someone who had been climbing between the two trailers was thrown down died from his injuries.
A man who was shot and killed outside a north St. Louis pawn shop Tuesday morning was identified as retired St. Louis city police captain, David Dorn, 77. The shop was also looted.
San Jose, California: Protesters blocked
traffic and antagonized people in an SUV that turned around and struck at least two people demonstrating in the street.
Protesters attacked at least 11 LAPD cars and set some of them on fire. Los Angeles
Mayor Garcetti set a curfew at 8 pm and called in the National Guard. Rioters descended on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and defaced high-end stores with graffiti on Saturday.
Black Lives Matter protesters were blocking a street when a driver decided to just plow ahead and not risk getting pulled out of his car by a mob.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Protective Services Officer Dave Patrick Underwood was murdered Friday night, after he was fatally shot while protecting a courthouse during the anti-police riots.
Protesters set NYPD cars on fire in Union Square on Saturday. St. Patrick’s Cathedral was vandalized with Black Lives Matter and anti-police graffiti. -GEG
have been arrested after a Molotov cocktail was thrown into a NYPD van with four officers inside. The device did not explode.
set police vehicles on fire after officers deployed flash bangs and pepper-sprayed rioters who appeared to have attempted to breach police lines.
Rioters and looters hit Bellevue, Washington
, home to Microsoft and Amazon on Sunday. Security guards at a mall were reportedly assaulted, one hit with a tire iron, as the rioters stormed stores and helped themselves to the merchandise.
Seattle: Rioters broke into police vehicles and stole the rifles from inside the cars on Saturday night, then at least one of them started firing the rifle at vehicles. An armed security guard in the area protecting a news crew disarmed the rioter. Dramatic video captured the moment the guard ran towards an armed rioter with his pistol drawn and ordered the suspect to drop the gun.
attacked federal and county courthouses and smashed more windows and started more fires. Police
used flash bangs and tear gas to disperse the crowds. Mayor Ted Wheeler is up for re-election, and the powerful downtown Portland Business Alliance may support a new mayoral candidate.
Salt Lake City: A man, identified as Brandon McCormick, claimed he was attacked for shouting “all lives matter,” but video shows that protesters swarmed over him when he pointed his bow and arrow at them.
For the past several days, protesters at the White House
continued to tear down temporary barricades while throwing fireworks, bottles, and rocks. The White House was under lockdown
over the weekend, and protesters spray painted graffitti on the walls of the federal building.
The Washington Times
reported, “The entire Washington, D.C., National Guard – roughly 1,700 soldiers – is being called in to help with the response to protests outside the White House and elsewhere in the nation’s capital, according to two Defense Department officials.” Many outlets reported that President Trump has been taken to the underground bunker, leaked by someone in the administration.
was reported to be the arsonists behind the burning of St. John’s Episcopalian Church.
Rochester, New York
police released security camera video of the savage attack on a woman by Black Lives Matter and Antifa thugs who were trying to break in and loot a store in her building. Police also released screen images of some of the suspects and asked the public’s help in identifying them.
In Chicago, a police officer was dragged through the street on Saturday.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued a state of emergency and activated 500 National Guard troops “to protect people & property in Atlanta” at the request of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who had issued an earlier appeal for calm in the city. But violent demonstrations continued, including outside CNN’s headquarters, which was vandalized.
Ohio protests for George Floyd turned violent after demonstrators smashed windows at the Ohio Statehouse and police sprayed protesters with pepper spray.
Violent confrontations and looting led to an SUV plowing through a crowd of protesters. Police used rubber bullets and tear gas on the crowd. The Natioonal Guard has been called in.
reporters were attacked during a livestream report on Facebook Sunday night. One was hit in the back of the head with a bottle and had his wallet stolen, the other was punched and jumped by at least two men while a woman reporter was giving a report.
torched a Confederate Museum in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday night. The leftist protesters desecrated Confederate statues of Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee.
: Rioters were filmed savagely beating a white man in the street while shouting racial epithets on Saturday night. A witness wrote that he man tried to defend a shop, using a sword, from rioters who beat him with a skateboard and stoned him with medium sized rocks.