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Politics Trump warns 'when looting starts, shooting starts' as Minneapolis burns

11:00  29 may  2020
11:00  29 may  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

Twitter flags Trump tweet about George Floyd protests for 'glorifying violence'

  Twitter flags Trump tweet about George Floyd protests for 'glorifying violence' Trump's tweet about the Minneapolis protests of the death of George Floyd was flagged by Twitter for glorifying violence."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!" Trump tweeted shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.

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The Minneapolis Police Department on Wednesday identified the fired officers as Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng. The mayor said that the dismissals were not enough, calling for criminal charges against the officer who was recorded with his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck.

As fires set by protesters outraged over the death of George Floyd burned in Minneapolis early Friday, President Donald Trump warned, "When the looting starts, the shooting starts."

a group of people standing around a fire © Provided by NBC News

He threatened to call in the National Guard, labeled the protesters demanding justice in Floyd's in-custody death thugs and criticized Mayor Jacob Frey for losing control over the city.

“Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” Trump tweeted.

On Thursday, the third night of demonstrations, protesters focused their ire on the Police Department's 3rd Precinct, the base for four officers involved in the incident who were fired after Floyd's death.

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CNN's Brian Stelter reacts to President Donald Trump 's tweets about the ongoing protests in Minneapolis over George Floyd's death. #CNN #News.

Following widespread looting , a shooting , and police using tear gas on Wednesday night, Frey has asked for the state’s National Guard to be deployed. The mayor said he has spoken with the governor’s office “several times” about the riots, and has also requested the help of state police.

Floyd died Monday after an officer knelt on his neck during an arrest.

The precinct station house fire, which was one of several burning in Minneapolis, spread to the interior. Police cleared the building shortly after 10 p.m., when demonstrators forcibly entered and "ignited several fires," department spokesman John Elder said.

The Minnesota Guard said on Twitter that 500 soldiers have been activated for duty in the Twin Cities. "Our mission is to protect life, preserve property and the right to peacefully demonstrate," it said.

Protesters are demanding that the officers involved in Floyd's arrest be charged. Looting and fires have been widespread in the area where Floyd died Monday.

"These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen," Trump tweeted.

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 Taylor Swift outraged by Trump: © Angela Weiss Singer Taylor Swift, in December 2019 in New York American singer Taylor Swift promised Donald Trump on Friday that he would be beaten during the next presidential poll and called to vote against the outgoing president, outraged by the words of the head of state on the riots in Minneapolis.

President Donald Trump has weighed in on the destructive protests in Minneapolis early Friday morning, saying the military could "assume control" of the response. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts , the shooting starts ."

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis has entered the fourth day of unrest in the aftermath of Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts , the shooting starts . Fires continued to burn in the city early Friday morning, with the largest one at Big Top Liquor near Snelling

Frey responded early Friday, saying, "Weakness is pointing your finger at somebody else during a time of crisis. Donald Trump knows nothing about the strength of Minneapolis."

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Businesses across the Twin Cities had boarded up their windows and doors Thursday in an effort to prevent looting.

Video of Floyd’s detainment sparked nationwide outrage as it showed the man pleading with officers to let him stand because he was struggling to breathe.

"Please, please, please, I can't breathe," Floyd said in the video. "My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Please, please. I can't breathe."

The officer kept his knee on his neck for about eight minutes. Medics worked on an unresponsive Floyd in an ambulance, but could not find a pulse after several checks and administering at least one shock to him, according to a report from the Minneapolis Fire Department.

On Wednesday, Trump said that he personally requested the FBI and Department of Justice expedite their own independent investigation into Floyd’s death. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is also investigating.

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, along with Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman, offered no significant updates Thursday other than to promise a swift and thorough investigation of the officers involved in the Floyd case.

U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota Erica MacDonald said it was imperative the community understood how seriously the department was taking the investigation for Floyd's death.

“It breaks my heart to see what is happening in our streets in Minneapolis and St. Paul and in some of our suburbs,” MacDonald said. “And I am pleading, I am pleading with individuals to stay calm and to let us conduct this investigation.”

Facebook Employee Who Quit Over Zuckerberg's Inaction on Trump Posts Warns 'We're in Danger' (Video) .
Timothy Aveni, the former Facebook employee who quit over CEO Mark Zuckerberg's handling of President Donald Trump's posts, gave his first interview to CNN this week and warned "we're in danger." In an interview that aired on "New Day" Friday, Aveni explained, "I've seen a couple times now that Mark doesn't uphold his principles. Zuck has told us over and over that calls to violence would not be tolerated on the platform, even if they were from the President of the United States, but on Friday he decided to do nothing in regards to the president's post.

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