Protesters Storm Police Precinct and Burn it to the Ground in Minneapolis

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The 3rd precinct police station in Minneapolis was set ablaze by protesters on Thursday night as protests across the city continued for their third consecutive day. The protests were sparked by the killing of an unarmed black citizen named George Floyd, by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.  A video surfaced of Floyd, a father of two, handcuffed on the ground and pleading for his life as the officer pressed his knee onto his neck.

Yet another, unarmed black man, pleading to white police officers for his life.  In the video he clearly says, “I can’t breath.”

When an ambulance was finally called, paramedics arrived to find Floyd dead on the ground.

On Thursday night, after days of protests involving hundreds of civilians clashing with riot police, the protesters broke through the barriers surrounding Minneapolis’ 3rd precinct, broke down it’s front doors, and lit the station on fire.

It is being reported that no police personnel were in the building when it was set ablaze.

Reports are that no police have been seen in the area since the fire went up, and that firefighters are not attempting to put out the police station fire.  The Mayor of Minneapolis Jacob Frey has called in the National Guard to bring the city to order, but as of Thursday night the streets are in the hands of protesters.

The entire police station will be have been burnt to the ground by morning.

No justice, no peace.

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