Black Lives Matter protesters who marched through the streets of Minneapolis Tuesday night called for shooting the police.
“No justice, no peace. Shoot back at the police,” the crowd of protesters chanted four times before a new chant was started.
— Stew Peters (@realstewpeters) October 28, 2020
The protest was organized in response to the death of Walter Wallace, who was killed Monday by Philadelphia police. Wallace was reportedly armed with a knife, according to NBC’s Philadelphia affiliate.
The city experienced mass looting and rioting Tuesday night, and at least 11 people were shot, police told the local media.
Black Lives Matter Twin Cities organized the “emergency solidarity” protest and marched through Minneapolis for nearly two hours, according to a livestream of the event.
“If that doesn’t communicate what we’re about, I don’t know what does,” a speaker at the protest said while pointing at the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct, which was destroyed by rioters in May.
“This is the response that the people make when you kill black men in the street, when you kill people in the street,” the speaker added.
He then threatened more rioting if any of the Minneapolis officers charged in the death of George Floyd are let go.
“That is the response. Right there and if they don’t listen, if any of those brothers walks, this city is going to speak again,” he said.