Minneapolis police station set on fire as George Floyd protests intensify

As the sun came up Friday morning over Lake Street in Minneapolis, fires continued to burn in neighborhoods of the Twin Cities.

As the sun came up Friday morning over Lake Street in Minneapolis, fires continued to burn in neighborhoods of the Twin Cities.

Rioters set a Minneapolis police station on fire Thursday as protests intensified over the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in police custody. It was the third straight night of unrest.

Earlier Thursday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz deployed 500 Minnesota National Guard troops to restore order after Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey declared a state of emergency and requested assistance. “George Floyd’s death should lead to justice and systemic change, not more death and destruction,” Walz said.

President Trump called protesters “THUGS” and criticized Frey, demanding he bring the city under control. “Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” Trump tweeted.

Twitter tagged Trump’s post, saying it “violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence.”

Having a Twitter Account ourselves, I find Twitter’s response a little silly considering its allowing violence on it pages before.

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