After video of the killing of George Floyd vent viral online, this editor believes the first post we did about the reaction was this one about citizens of Minneapolis honoring Floyd’s memory by smashing the windows of the 3rd Precinct and looting a Target store:
Target is getting cleaned out pic.twitter.com/0OGSHY132k
— Karen Scullin FOX9 (@kscullinfox9) May 27, 2020
Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler did his usual balancing act, noting that Kamala Harris had tweeted support for the Minnesota Freedom Fund to bail out those arrested during the rioting and looting, but “the money didn’t just assist protesters,” so claims that it did we left “unrated.” Harris’ tweet is still up:
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 1, 2020
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz sent a letter to President Trump requesting a federal disaster declaration to clean up the mess — more than 1,500 businesses were damaged by vandalism, looting, or fires, causing at least $500 million in damage — but President Trump said no.
Here’s a TikTok video that we believe uses images from Google Maps to give a before and after tour of the city.
Minneapolis before and after the “mostly peaceful” BLM riots: pic.twitter.com/jrRDgh4nqk
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) May 1, 2023
— Renegade🐺🇺🇸 (@Renegade_Deke) May 1, 2023
Well that is what they want.
— Thaddeaus (@Thaddeaus1776) May 2, 2023
Does social justice include looking like a 3rd world country? If so, it sounds like a bad deal.
— TonganBeast (tongan.eth) (@TonganBeast404) May 1, 2023
This is what a Marxist owned country looks like.
— Norman_D_Invasion (@NormanDInvasio2) May 1, 2023
Equal amounts of 0.
— Ron Bassilian (@Ron4California) May 1, 2023
good job BLM supporters, you destroyed low-income area businesses. really helping the cause!
— Ty (@heartlesslyrich) May 1, 2023
I was told by all my left wing friends that insurance would cover the damages, and that it was only gonna be a minor inconvenience for businesses… huh. Interesting.
— Infamous Former Bengals (@InfamousBengal) May 1, 2023
☠️Minneapolis, Minnesota ☠️ pic.twitter.com/47eoKPpkTy
— BrandX (@bigrazzmatazz) May 2, 2023
Mostly peaceful my ass
— Proud Elephant 🇺🇸🦅 (@ProudElephantUS) May 1, 2023
“Why are all these businesses leaving our communities?!?!”
— Meme’nOnLibs (@MemeNonLibs) May 1, 2023
Whole Foods lasted a whole year in downtown San Francisco.
It will never be back.
— Scott Barker (@ScottyBarks31) May 1, 2023
Let me guess. Good trouble.
— Susie (@SoCalSister22) May 1, 2023
But they were mostly peaceful!
— Evan Prevost (@evan_prevost) May 2, 2023
Um, this is secret stuff, and you aren't supposed to be showing it to anyone.
— Ishta (@ishta666) May 2, 2023
Build back better.
— Zack Mellon (@zackmellon) May 1, 2023
Coming to a city near you!!!
— 13uttcheeK (@ohhSnapyall) May 2, 2023
We were assured by the media that riots are the language of the unheard and these were just buildings that were insured and could be replaced.
Federal government denies Minnesota governor’s plea for aid to help rebuild after George Floyd riots https://t.co/NzYhofkVPj
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 11, 2020