A white woman was caught on camera ripping away a sign from a Black Lives Matter protester — and then crying to a police officer when the woman who was holding the sign punched her in retaliation.
A video showed the woman arguing with black demonstrators in Minneapolis who were protesting the fatal shooting of Thurman Blevins, an armed black man who was killed while trying to run away from police. The woman apparently had been blocked by the protesters and complained that she just wanted to go home.
A few seconds into the video, the white woman rips away a female protester’s sign that featured a portrait of Blevins — and the protester responded by punching her.
The video then shows the woman walking with a Minneapolis police officer and loudly crying to him about what happened to her. But Minneapolis police said no formal complaint was made.
As Minnesota’s Star Tribune reports, demonstrators descended on Hennepin County Government Center this week to protest against the decision to not charge the officers involved in the Blevins shooting.
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60 million Americans live in states where the US military is monitoring protests: report
The United States military is monitoring anti-police violence protests in multiple states according to a new report.
Defense Department documents obtained by The Nation show the Pentagon is monitoring protests in at least seven states.
"In addition to Minnesota, where a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, the military is tracking uprisings in New York, Ohio, Colorado, Arizona, Tennessee, and Kentucky, according to a Defense Department situation report," reporter Ken Klippenstein revealed. "Notably, only Minnesota has requested National Guard support."
Mayors rush to impose curfews as civil unrest rocks cities from coast-to-coast
Minneapolis was the first to impose curfews designed to prevent protests of police violence after Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a curfew on Friday.
On Saturday other cities followed suit, with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan imposing a curfew set to start only 14 minutes after her announcement.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has issued a curfew for downtown LA.
Protesters give Donald Trump a one-finger salute as Marine One flies over DC protests
President Donald Trump returned to Washington, DC on Saturday as large crowds of protesters fill the city's streets.
Trump had flown to Florida to see the launch of the SpaceX Starship and returned as the sun was going down.
BuzzFeed News reporter Ellie Hall captured a picture of Marine One approaching the White House -- and being welcomed back to town with raised middle fingers.
Trump, in Marine One, just did a flyover of the protest area outside the White House.