The Minneapolis police precinct at the center of intense protests following the killing of George Floyd was destroyed over the night of May 28 to 29 as demonstrations continued, reports said.
This video shows protesters linking arms just after 11 pm on Thursday night, chanting, “What’s his name? George Floyd!” against the backdrop of the burning precinct.
Just after 10 pm, protesters overran the 3rd Precinct, setting it ablaze after officers were ordered to evacuate at the behest of Mayor Jacob Frey, who believed there were “imminent threats” to officers and the building.
Minnesota Gov Tim Walz signed an executive order May 28 activating more than 500 National Guard soldiers to provide safety and protection to Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and the surrounding areas. Credit: @DrugsWithHugs via Storyful