Black Lives Matter protesters in the state of Minnesota took a knee and then marched over to where a fatal police shooting had occurred, only to high tail it out of there once they learned that the victim was a white carjacker who had opened fire on police.
According to the NY Post, dozens of people showed up to protest outside Gov. Tim Walz’s mansion located in St. Paul over the weekend where they were filmed by Fox 9 reporter Mitti Hicks as they took a knee for a moment of silence over the initial rumors of a shooting that had taken place at 3 p.m.
“Protestors kneel after hearing there was an officer-involved shooting in Burnsville moments ago,” Hicks posted on Twitter, talking of the wild, caught-on-camera armed carjacking in the suburbs.
“This information HAS NOT been confirmed but this group says they’re heading there,” Hicks reported.
The man who died in the incident is believed to have been a white man in his 20s who stole a car from a woman using a gun to threaten her. He then fired on cops as they chased him, which led to his being fired upon and ending up dead.
“Traffic camera footage shared by KARE11 showed the suspect leaping out of the still-moving stolen car, then running into the road and seemingly pointing his gun at an approaching SUV before he was shot by ‘multiple’ pursuing officers, police said,” the NY Post reported.
“The BLM marchers, riled by the local police-involved deaths of George Floyd and Daunte Wright, soon appeared to get word that the latest shooting was not one fit for protest,” the report continued. Embracing the violent criminal behavior fits the BLM narrative but his race didn’t. Oh well, maybe next time.
“The protesters turned back and instead headed to Brooklyn Center — the city where Wright died — ‘because they need more information about what happened in Burnsville first,’ Hicks said in an update about an hour after her initial video,” the report added.
A woman, Amanda Felske responded to the video by saying that there was another group who had heard of that shooting, without the detail about the victim being white, who were planning to start rioting and looting.
Brendan Hartmann reminded folks of the fact the gunman had fired on police.
“Are they kneeling for the amazing work these officers did to keep the community safe from a mad man with a GUN,” he went on to ask of the protest group.
That is a very, very good question.