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Black organizers in Minneapolis had to confront white Protesters and tell them to chill the fuck out.
One of the most important discussions yesterday before nighfall. Just so there’s clarity about some of the tensions in play.
After failing to appropriate the Black People's Party, entitled white kids appropriated our fight yesterday, and made it dirty.
Then they left us to deal with the police violence they stoked.
Listen to the Black Woman desperately begging them to stop.
Update: One man was killed & dozens arrested in Detroit, most of whom weren't city residents, as peaceful daytime protests gave way to more violence Friday night. Police Chief James Craig said 40 arrests were made — 75% to 80% were from outside the city.
My daughter lives in Nashville & wore her mask to buy groceries. Guy yells at her: ‘Liberal pussy!’ Back story: she nearly died of H1N1. She was in the ICU for a week, on a ventilator for 3 days. She CANNOT get covid. The ignorance & hatred is so painful. She’s trying to survive.
Replying to @KevinMKruse: Imagine being the complete ass who did this to Johnny Cash's granddaughter.
The President has launched an all-out assault on oversight. Congress must act, including through protections for inspectors general in the HEROES Act. Call your senators at 202-224-3121 & let them know it matters to you. Ask them to protect our democracy by protecting watchdogs.
So a bunch of white guys with guns storm Michigan's capital and the authorities stand around doing nothing. Then, people protest the murder of a helpless black man by the police, and the authorities unleash rubber bullets and tear gas on them. This is despicable. This is America.
The video of a Minneapolis police officer killing a defenseless, handcuffed man is one of the most vile and heartbreaking images I’ve ever seen. The officer who stood guard is just as responsible as his partner; both must be held fully accountable. This must stop now.