Minneapolis 3rd Precinct Abandoned and Burned as Riots Continue

Protesters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, took over and burned the police department’s 3rd Precinct building on May 28 as the city’s unrest continued for a fourth day following the death of George Floyd.

CBS Minnesota reported that “the break-in happened at about 10 pm, with rioters setting fires inside the building and outside near the main entrance.”

Mayor Jacob Frey had earlier ordered the building to be evacuated.

Video shows fires burning at the entrance to the 3rd Precinct building as protesters move down the street, firing fireworks and chanting.

Minnesota National Guard confirmed that 500 soldiers had been deployed in the city in order to “protect life, preserve property and the right to peacefully demonstrate.” Credit: Nick Espinosa via Storyful