Confirmation-Violent Protests In Minneapolis Mostly From White Supremacist Groups…

Amidst the peace­ful protest­ing over the killing of George Floyd, CBS News and Fox 9 have con­firmed that most of the riot­ers and vio­lent pro­test­ers in Minneapolis are linked to white suprema­cist groups.
According to the Department of Safety Commissioner John Harrington, most of the arrests are in fact linked to white nation­al­ist groups that encour­age mem­bers online to take advan­tage of the protests to make chaos. Attorney General William Barr made sim­i­lar remarks.
Melvin Carter, the may­or of St. Paul, said that many riot­ers who were arrest­ed were from out of the state. He agreed that “there’s a group of folks that are sad and mourn­ing.” However, he added, “There seems to be anoth­er group that is using Mr. Floyd’s death as a cov­er to cre­ate hav­oc.”

According to CourtHouseNews​.com, even Minnesota Governor Tim Walz sus­pects that white suprema­cist groups and drug car­tels are car­ry­ing out some of the vio­lence in Minneapolis. “Our great cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are under assault by peo­ple who do not share our val­ues, who do not val­ue life and the work that went into this and are cer­tain­ly not here to hon­or George Floyd,” he said in a press con­fer­ence. “They need to see today that that line will stop and order needs to be restored.” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey shared the same sen­ti­ments. He com­ment­ed, “The peo­ple that are doing this are not Minneapolis res­i­dents. They are com­ing large­ly from out­side the city out­side the region to prey on every­thing we have built.”

According to [Business Insider] A white suprema­cist chan­nel on the encrypt­ed mes­sag­ing app Telegram encour­aged its fol­low­ers to spark vio­lence to start a race war dur­ing nation­wide protests against police bru­tal­i­ty fol­low­ing the death of George Floyd, Politico report­ed, cit­ing an inter­nal Department of Homeland Security intel­li­gence note.
Citing the FBI, the note said that two days after Floyd’s death, the chan­nel “incit­ed fol­low­ers to engage in vio­lence and start the ‘booga­loo’ — a term used by some vio­lent extrem­ists to refer to the start of a sec­ond Civil War — by shoot­ing in a crowd.”

  • One of the mes­sages in the chan­nel called for poten­tial shoot­ers to “frame the crowd around you” for the vio­lence, the note said, accord­ing to Politico.
  • Other media out­lets have also report­ed on white suprema­cist groups weaponiz­ing protests against police bru­tal­i­ty to incite vio­lence.
  • Meanwhile, sev­er­al Republican offi­cials, includ­ing President Donald Trump, have blamed “Antifa” for the vio­lence and some have sug­gest­ed pro­test­ers should be hunt­ed down like ter­ror­ists.

Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas also advo­cat­ed for using mil­i­tary force against pro­test­ers and indi­cat­ed that they should be shown no mer­cy.
“We need to have zero tol­er­ance for this destruc­tion,” Cotton wrote, call­ing pro­test­ers “Antifa ter­ror­ists.” “And, if nec­es­sary, the 10th Mountain, 82nd Airborne, 1st Cav, 3rd Infantry — what­ev­er it takes to restore order,” he added. “No quar­ter for insur­rec­tion­ists, anar­chists, riot­ers, and loot­ers.” “No quar­ter” is a mil­i­tary term that means a com­man­der will not accept the law­ful sur­ren­der of an ene­my com­bat­ant and sug­gests the cap­tive will instead be killed. The prac­tice is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions.

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