Mad Maxine is stirring the shit again. Crosses state lines to incite riots
She basically said burn it down because a 1st degree murder conviction can't happen
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) April 18, 2021
- California Representative Maxine Waters appeared on the Brooklyn Center protest on Saturday
- ‘We gotta stay on the street,’ Waters said, encouraging protesters to ignore the night’s curfew
- She also talked about previous botched attempts at police reform and how she wants to see Derek Chauvin receive a guilty verdict in his trial, which is set for closing arguments on Monday
- Earlier on Saturday, protesters marched to the house of Pete Orput, the man responsible for the second-degree manslaughter charges being faced by former police officer Kimberly Potter
- There were clashes between protesters and police on Friday night, with cops deploying pepper spray
- Protests have been more peaceful so far on Saturday night at the Brooklyn Center police station
- Protests are also taking place in other cities across the nation, including Washington D.C.
Waters told the protesters at Brooklyn Center that she will fight for justice on their behalf and urged them to ‘to get more confrontational’ – just one day after protests descended into violence.
‘I am not happy that we have talked about police reform for so long,’ Waters said. ‘We’re looking for a guilty verdict,’ she added in regards to the Derek Chauvin trial. ‘If we don’t, we cannot go away.’
‘We gotta stay on the street,’ Waters was recorded saying, adding that protesters needed ‘to get more confrontational’ and they should ignore the curfew in place.
Her comments sparked outrage on Twitter.
‘Of course she’ll get away with saying that while anyone else would’ve been thrown in jail,’ Rick Santella tweeted.
Another user tweeted, ‘Good grief lady, leave get out of here.’
One person also accused Waters of ‘stirring people up again with her calls for violence.’