Home News Ilhan Omar Says “Our Anger Is Warranted” As Minn Erupts In Riots Before Condemning Violent Protests

Ilhan Omar Says “Our Anger Is Warranted” As Minn Erupts In Riots Before Condemning Violent Protests

by J.C McCallum

Ilhan Omar took to Twitter last night and first trashed the cops for shooting rubber bullets at the Minneapolis protesters.

She kept commenting during the riots saying at one time “our anger is just, our anger is warranted” before condemning the violent protests. What a disgrace. She said:

Shooting rubber bullets and tear gas at unarmed protesters when there are children present should never be tolerated. Ever.

What is happening tonight in our city is shameful. Police need to exercise restraint, and our community needs space to heal.

I am heartbroken. Horrified at the needless death of George Floyd, another innocent black man murdered by police in our community.

Frustrated that we keep finding ourselves in this position as a city. Angry that justice still seems out of reach.

Our anger is just. Our anger is warranted. And our priority right now must be protecting one another.

Violence only begets violence. More force is only going to lead to more lives lost and more devastation.

We must prioritize the safety of our community. We can rebuild, but we cannot bring back lives.

We should and must protest peacefully. But let us end the cycle of violence now.”

From The Hill:

The video of the officer choking Floyd quickly went viral, sparking national outrage.

The four Minneapolis police officers who were involved in Floyd’s death were fired Tuesday.

“This is the right call,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) tweeted immediately after the termination announcement.

“Being black in America should not be a death sentence,” Frey said during a news conference. “For five minutes, we watched as a white officer pressed his knee to the neck of a black man. For five minutes. When you hear someone calling for help, you are supposed to help. This officer failed in the most basic human sense.”

The Minneapolis Police Department said that Floyd was being detained Monday evening after the officers responded to a report of a forgery at the 3700 block of Chicago Avenue South.

On Tuesday, the department confirmed that the FBI would be part of the investigation into the arrest and subsequent death.

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