The Minneapolis Police Department 3rd precinct has been surrounded by protesters who have started smashing the windows with bricks. Numerous police vehicles in the parking lot have had windows smashed out and contents vandalized, according to video from Unicorn Riot. Officers are inside of the surrounded building and a other officers in crowd control gear have started to respond to the parking lot and are deploying gas. Some protesters started throwing bricks at the windows of the police station and smashing a patrol car. The protests come after four officers were fired in connection with the the in-custody death of George Floyd.
H/T: Blue Lives Matter
“Now is not the time rush to judgement and immediately condemn our officers,” Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis Lieutenant Bob Kroll told WCCO. “An in-depth investigation is underway. Our officers are fully cooperating. We must review all video. We must wait for the medical examiner’s report.”
Vandalize...graffiti at 3rd Precinct pic.twitter.com/kvtsyR1Qx3— Beth McDonough (@bmcdonoughkstp) May 27, 2020
Protesters running from 3rd precinct—coughing —appears chemical agents deployed pic.twitter.com/2ImxCF4woW— Eric Chaloux (@EChalouxKSTP) May 27, 2020