UPDATE: RAIR Foundation USA closely monitored the Black Lives Matter / Antifa Riots in Minneapolis and elsewhere. RAIR previously reported that Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey “made the call to evacuate police officers from the Third Precinct before rioters set the building on fire Thursday night,” based on reporting at the local Fox affiliate (please see article below).
It has now come to RAIR’s attention based on reporting at the Wall Street Journal that the decision was not hastily made in the wake of rioting. Instead, the decision to abandon the third precinct was made “at least a day in advance.”
The article cited Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the city’s police union, who “blamed the destruction on a political decision to let rioters win. ‘It just empowered them, and they went on the rest of the night to destroy all of the south side of Minneapolis,’ he said in an interview.”
ORIGINAL STORY BELOW:
RAIR Foundation USA has been monitoring the situation in Minneapolis, and around the country, as mainstream media-empowered communist agitators such as the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) exploit the death of George Floyd by rioting in the streets.
On the third night of riots, hard left Mayor Jacob Frey unsurprisingly “made the call to evacuate police officers from the 3rd Precinct before rioters set the building on fire Thursday night,” as reported at the local Fox affiliate. RAIR has reported that Mayor Frey has close ties with Hamas-linked CAIR.
Many people took to social media with images and videos from the third night of riots in Minneapolis, some of which are highlighted here. After the radicals took over the 3rd Precinct, rioters lit fireworks in celebration, almost as if they anticipated the destructive victory.
President Trump was not happy about the situation, and slammed the mayor. He tweeted:
“I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right…..”
President Trump additionally tweeted:
“….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”
Twitter shockingly put a message over the President’s tweet, saying he was “glorifying violence.”
In the meantime, actual violence was taking place:
Anarchist group Unicorn Riot has been all over this event, amplifying the riots on livestream.
As one can see on the video at the below tweet, police did not bother to open the gate before fleeing the area as rioters took over the building.
Rioters light fireworks in celebration:
These are dangerous times, and hopefully those who engaged in the violence will be held accountable.