The streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota, erupted into a war zone this weekend giving the city that plans to scrap their entire police department a taste of the anarchy they’re asking for. Peaceful protesters shot an even dozen of their own, proving how much black lives really matter.
Hennepin Avenue becomes a war zone
According to CNN, the shooting “melee” that “took place on Hennepin Avenue South, in a district of the city already rocked by protests and riots,” left one person dead and 11 more wounded. Police in the Minneapolis war zone “say they have not made an arrest.” They probably aren’t working real hard to make one either, since they’re considered so useless they’re about to be disbanded.
Witnesses relate that “Hennepin Avenue South was also the scene of looting and destruction,” being called peaceful protests. “Some of the same businesses on the street, which had just finished repairing damage from last month, are now left with shattered windows from the shooting.”
At least two separate factions of anarchists battled each other just after midnight. The gunfight “continued up the block” until the two groups disappeared into the night.” At the end of the peaceful demonstration, one body was surrounded by countless shells from “at least three different weapons.”
Eliminate the police ‘altogether’
Even though city officials are, according to CNN, “doing their best to eliminate law enforcement in the city altogether,” police officers did respond. “Small crowds of people gathered, with some crouched over victims lying on the pavement before police officers on bicycles showed up to attend to them.”
The war raging along Hennepin Avenue was caught on social media. “Screams were audible on a live video posted to Facebook that showed the aftermath at the scene.” The local neighbors were horrified. Blood splattered from the victims was visible in the video after the unfortunate anarchists were taken away, “some via ambulance and others in private vehicles, according to the police release.”
The city recently voted unanimously to “defund” and “disband” the Minneapolis Police Department so they can shift the money into “social services aimed at poverty and crime prevention.” According to the head of the city council, any neighborhood concerns “about burglary and theft were borne from ‘white privilege.'” This war in the streets is simply an expression of solidarity for George Floyd and nothing to worry about.