Minneapolis Police Chief: Riots Were “Coordinated” And “Strategic”

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo confirmed, Monday, that the riots in his city were “coordinated” and “strategic.”

After George Floyd died in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), streets around the nation were filled with protests, some of which devolved into riots. Amidst the unrest, President Donald Trump and others voiced their suspicion that ANTIFA played an active role in coordinating the violence. Now, Arradondo has confirmed that the riots were not “organic.”

“[The riots] did not appear to be organic,” the Police Chief said. “There were strategic things that appeared to be going on [all at] once in key locations.”

He added that amidst the “coordinated events” that occurred “throughout” the Twin Cities, “preservation of life became the number on priority.” This is perhaps an explanation as to why police forced did little to protect the hundreds of businesses that were burned down by looters and rioters in the Twin Cities.

In addition to Arradondo’s observations about what he saw on the ground, others have pointed out that the institutions supporting protestors demonstrate a remarkable level of organization and can be tied to ANTIFA.

The Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) is a group dedicated to quickly putting suspected criminals back on the streets by using donated money to pay their bails. The MFF is also run by a recent George Soros fellowship recipient.

Soros also funds the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) which has been described as “Antifa’s most important enabler” and its “legal arm.” The NLG and MFF are closely partnered. Protestors have been directed to call the NLG if they are arrested because the NLG will then collaborate with the MFF to source bail money.

In 2017, leaked tax returns also demonstrated that Soros has also been donating millions of dollars to other ANTIFA-adjacent groups for years.

Kyle Hooten

Kyle Hooten is Managing Editor of Alpha News. His coverage of Minneapolis has been featured on television shows like Tucker Carlson Tonight and in print media outlets like the Wall Street Journal.