(Tea Party PAC) – On Friday night, Minneapolis headed into its third consecutive night of protests and riots in reaction to the killing of George Floyd.
Floyd passed away after a Minneapolis police officer restrained him with a knee in the back of his neck for several minutes, an incident which was captured on video and ripped through social media like wildfire.
The officer responsible was immediately fired and was charged on Friday, but nonetheless, the lawless took to the streets, destroying private property and causing mayhem and chaos.
This was the last thing our nation needed in the middle of one of the greatest crises in modern history.
On Friday, the national guard was called into respond to the looting and riots in Minneapolis.
At least 170 businesses were damaged or totally destroyed this week, The Gateway Pundit reports.
Police announced an 8PM curfew…and then disappeared.
According to Fox News’ Mike Tobin, who reported from the scene, it appeared law enforcement retreated and simply allowed the “protesters” to continue to riot and loot.
Partial transcript from his coverage, via TGP:
Mike Tobin: No police presence, Shannon.
Shannon Bream: Mike we all saw the extensive press conference today with a number of different authorities including the Major General who oversees the Minnesota National Guard. And everyone talked through what their role was going to be and the fact that they would be out there local time 8 PM curfew… What are you seeing with respect to any National Guard anywhere near to where you are.
Mike Tobin: Ever since about 45 minutes after they gave that warning over that loud speaker we saw them back up to the area of the bridge at… Highway 55. They seemed to form up. The crowds got thick. The smoke got thick and at some point all the National Guard vehicles and all the personnel that I could see were just GONE. So it’s another night of anarchy another night of mob rules the street.