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MINNEAPOLIS—A night after Minneapolis burned, protests on Saturday were mostly calm—until cops and the National Guard moved in with force against those breaking curfew.

We start with a bright moment from Seattle.  Here, a security guard (with a glock) takes an M4 Carbine from a protester who found it where a Seattle cop had dropped it while running away.  Thanks to the guard in the video, cops and protesters don’t need real weapons like this, our hero of the day:

And now for bad stuff:

The protests in Minneapolis, where 46-year-old George Floyd died after a white cop knelt on his neck for several minutes, began peacefully on Saturday as hundreds of residents marched alongside police officers. But just after the 8:00 p.m. curfew passed and all major highways into the Twin Cities were shut down, police appeared in full gear.

They began to fling tear gas, flashbangs, and rubber bullets at protesters and journalists alike—pushing crowds away from police precincts that had been previously set ablaze the previous nights. While police were ostensibly cracking down on curfew breakers, it’s not clear why they would target journalists, who are exempt from the 8 p.m. curfew and allowed to report from the scene.

“Tonight will be different,” Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Saturday evening just after the curfew went into effect. “If you are on the street tonight, it is very clear: You are not with us. You do not share our values. And we will use the full strength of goodness and righteousness to make sure that this ends.”  Read more…

https://www.thedailybeast.com/minneapolis-police-move-in-on-protesters-journalists-in-unprovoked-show-of-force?ref=home

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