Part 2 – Listen to how they try to say the police shot and killed the man.
Minneapolis Rioting and Looting As Gov. Walz Deploys National Guard
BY EWAN PALMER ON 8/27/20 AT 4:25 AM EDT
Minneapolis has imposed a citywide curfew and brought in the National Guard after mass rioting and looting broke out over what police say was misinformation about the death of a murder suspect.
Mass protests occurred in the Minnesota city following untrue rumors that a Black man had been shot by police on Nicollet Mall at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
In an attempt to dismiss the claims, the Minneapolis Police Department quickly released graphic surveillance footage showing that the suspect had fatally shot himself as officers approached him.
“This evening, a murder suspect committed suicide as police approached them at 8th and Nicollet downtown. No officer weapons were fired,” police said in a statement. “This is a tragedy for our community that is still hurting. Our condolences go to the families of the victims.”
Despite the footage being released online, large crowds gathered on the streets angry at what they perceived to be another example of a Black male being killed by Minneapolis police…