Riot Breaks Out in Minneapolis After Police-Involved Shooting, Anarchists Jump on Police Cars and Fly Black Lives Matter Flags

Based on news reports of a police-involved shooting and a long Twitter thread showing many different videos, it appears there is another riot going on in Minnesota, sadly. It appears there was a shooting in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Mayor Mike Elliot tweeted:

“The officer shooting in Brooklyn Center today is tragic. We are asking the protesters to continue to be peaceful and that peaceful protesters are not dealt with with force.”

Multiple videos showing rioting going on in Minneapolis can be seen below. Some of these videos may potentially have violence and cursing in them, so viewer discretion is advised. In one of the videos, you can see an angry mob jumping on top of and destroying a police SUV.

In another clip, you can see police cars leaving the area as rioters wave Black Lives Matter flags and throw things at the police cars. We can only assume there are liberal politicians in charge of the police telling them they can’t do very much about the rioting and disarray. Many liberal politicians actually support rioters in some aspects.

Some had signs honoring the late George Floyd.

Minnesota CBS local reported in part:

Brooklyn Center police say an officer fatally shot a driver Sunday, leading to rising tensions between protesters and law enforcement at the scene. Here are the latest updates:

8:19 p.m.: A WCCO crew at the scene is being told by activists that law enforcement is surrounding the area and “corralling” people in an apparent attempt to make mass arrests, like what happened last November during a protest that spilled onto Interstate 94 in Minneapolis.

8:02 p.m.: Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliot is appealing for peace between protesters and law enforcement.

Brooklyn Center police say officers pulled over the driver, who they say had an outstanding arrest warrant, just before 2 p.m. on the 6300 block of Orchard Avenue. As officers were trying to arrest the driver, police say they tried to get back inside their vehicle. An officer then shot the driver, who then drove for “several blocks” before hitting another vehicle in the area of 63rd Avenue North and Kathrene Drive. No one in that vehicle was hurt.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the officers involved were believed to be wearing activated body cameras at the time of the shooting.

A crowd began to gather at the scene in Brooklyn Center later in the afternoon, including several people who had attended a St. Paul rally earlier in the day for the families of people killed by police. At one point, just after 6 p.m., protesters tore down crime scene tape, with the crowd and the victim’s family demanding answers from law enforcement.

The victim’s mother spoke to the crowd, who said her son — 20-year-old Daunte Wright — had been killed by police. She said Wright’s girlfriend was in the car with him at the time of the traffic stop. Police say that woman suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash, and was taken to North Memorial Health.

Wright’s mother said her son called her to say, “Mom, I’m getting pulled over,” and, “They’re asking about insurance.” She said she then heard officers telling him to get out of the car. When he asked why, officers told him they would explain once he got out of the vehicle. She said officers then told him to put his phone down, and then she heard someone telling her son not to run.

She then claimed an officer ended his call. She said soon after, her son’s girlfriend called her to say he had been shot. Wright’s mother said she went to the scene, and saw him “lifeless” by his car, which she had given to him just two weeks earlier.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is leading the investigation.

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