Sunday, May 31, 2020
The protests in Minneapolis, where 46-year-old George Floyd died after a white cop knelt on his neck for several minutes, began peacefully on Saturday as hundreds of residents marched alongside police officers. But just after the 8:00 p.m. curfew passed and all major highways into the Twin Cities were shut down, police appeared in full gear. They began to fling tear gas, flashbangs, and rubber bullets at protesters and journalists alike -- pushing crowds away from police precincts that had been previously set ablaze the previous nights. While police were ostensibly cracking down on curfew breakers, it's not clear why they would target journalists, who are exempt from the 8 p.m. curfew and allowed to report from the scene.
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