REPORT: Out-of-Town Thugs and Anarchists are Pouring into Minneapolis
There is an unconfirmed report that about 100 more protesters are arriving in Minneapolis on Friday to continue the unrest in the city for a third night, according to a reporter from the Daily Caller.
Kyle Hooten told the “Todd Starnes Radio Show” that it was relatively calm in the city on Friday after a night of violence that included the abandonment and subsequent arson at a police station. But the calm may be short-lived because Hooten said he received an unconfirmed tip that the protesters are arriving at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.
“So if that report is accurate, we could see more bodies in the street, which could lead to more violence tonight,” he said. Hooten said that it is not the first time that he’s heard that some of the protesters “were not local.”
The situation in Minneapolis appears to be growing worse by the day. On Friday, President Trump told Mayor Jacob Frey that if he cannot get a grip on the situation, the federal government will take control of the city. It was Frey who ordered the police inside the Third Precinct to flee when the station was surrounded by rioters, a move that he been criticized as a major symbolic loss of control.
The unrest stemmed from the death of George Floyd in police custody. Video emerged of a police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, according to a newly released complaint. c
Hooten said covering the riots has been intense. He said he does not have security and has been trying to blend in with the protesters as best he can.
He said one of the most noteworthy elements from the protests was the feeling of abandonment by many black business owners. He said they feel the community has turned on them, and police have been sitting it out on the sidelines.
They feel betrayed by their community while they’re on the “receiving end of violence.”