Minneapolis man claims rioters are ‘gonna start coming to the suburbs’ because there is ‘nothing left here’ as Trump readies the army for four-hour deployment
- A protester in Minneapolis warned rioters will target the suburbs next
- The city was left in ruins after chaos broke out in the streets for a fourth night
- Thousands defied the emergency curfew orders imposed on Friday
A Minneapolis man protesting George Floyd’s killing has warned rioters will come for the suburbs next after the city was nearly burned to the ground following a fourth day of unrest.
The man, who was not named, was interviewed on camera as angry residents took to the streets to burn and vandalize dozens of businesses in outrage.
‘It’s real bogus, they gotta get it right, otherwise this is what’s gonna happen,’ the protester told Unicorn Riot.
‘Ain’t nothing left here so when we start coming to the suburbs, when we come to the government center, then what y’all gonna do?
‘So that’s just what’s gonna happen, you know – f**k the police.’
A Minneapolis protester warned rioters will target the suburbs next because there’s ‘nothing left here’
Chaos erupted for a fourth consecutive night in the city while protests spread across America
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was forced to imposed a curfew in the twin cities of Minnesota on Friday in a bid to bring the chaos under control.
It came after 500 National Guard soldiers were called in to intervene and help local law enforcement agencies that were struggling to cope with the mounting threat.
Tensions continued to flare on Friday after prosecutors announced white police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged with murder over Floyd’s death.
Thousands later ignored city orders and spilled onto the streets for a fourth night, while further protests broke out in dozens of cities across the country.
As chaos raged on, President Trump gave the bold order to ready the Army for deployment to Minneapolis.
The get-ready orders were sent verbally Friday, after Trump asked Defense Secretary Mark Esper to come up with rapid deployment options if protests continued to spiral out of control, according to a senior Pentagon official who was on the call.
Minneapolis police said shots were fired at law enforcement officers during the protests but no one was injured.
Members of the National Guard hold a perimeter as a fire crew works to put out a fire at a gas station in Minneapolis last night
As the night dragged on, fires erupted across the city’s south side, including at a Japanese restaurant, a Wells Fargo bank and an Office Depot.
Many burned for hours, with firefighters again delayed in reaching them because areas weren’t secure.
Meanwhile, violence and riots broke out across America, with the CNN headquarters under siege in Atlanta, New York police officers fending off rioters from a police precinct in Brooklyn, and the White House forced to go into lockdown as demonstrators tried to scale the walls.
Chauvin, who was among four police officers involved in Floyd’s arrest and subsequent death, is facing third-degree murder and manslaughter charges.