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Amid the chaos, rioting, and looting that followed the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd last week, the daughter of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) passed on a list of “supplies” for protesters tweeted by the Twin Cities Democratic Socialists.
Items on the list retweeted by Isra Hirsi included bandages, saline for eye washing, and plywood for shields that could also double as weapons to be used against police officers. yes i’m an empathetic person. sue me. https://t.co/0rFBesL61Y — isra hirsi (@israhirsi) May 28, 2020 The original tweet from the Twin Cities DSA requested that the supplies be brought to protesters who were currently “at the 3rd precinct” — the Minneapolis police building that rioters attacked after officers had retreated.
** Warning: Language What the fuck is going on in Minneapolis? pic.twitter.com/mjkAkhXTaT — Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) May 28, 2020 Fires burning right now near Lake St & the 3rd Precinct seen from traffic cams as a result of the protests. #MinneapolisProtests #GeorgeFloyd #Sunrisers pic.twitter.com/yIQrwQ4Z8C — Alicia Lewis (@alicialewisKARE) May 28, 2020 Police officer Derek Chauvin was fired after a video showing him pinning Floyd to the pavement with his knee surfaced last week. Floyd was held down by the officer for several minutes, allegedly leading to his death. Three other officers on the scene were dismissed by the department as well.
Chauvin was arrested on Friday and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, though a subsequent autopsy report “revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.” BREAKING: Charging doc against Minneapolis police officer who kept his knee on George Floyd’s neck says autopsy revealed: “No physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation”…combination of force & health problems […]