While the city of Minneapolis may be one of the “wokest” places in the U.S., it seems they learned their lesson about “mostly peaceful protests” from the summer of 2020 ahead of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
They’ve decided to put up fencing and barbed wire around the Hennepin County Courthouse and block certain streets ahead of the trial of Chauvin, who stands accused of murdering civilian George Floyd. There are reportedly also plans to “fortify the police precincts and other city structures,” according to KARE 11.
The outlet also reported that National Guard troops may also be conducting security checks in the area.
It’s almost as if city officials understand that it might prove difficult to convict Chauvin of murder instead of the more apropos charge of manslaughter.
During the summer of 2020, and in the aftermath of Floyd’s highly politicized death, groups like the Marxist Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization and Antifa communists took to the streets in Minneapolis and around the country to “peacefully” display their displeasure with the manner in which Floyd died — lighting government buildings and businesses on fire, looting stores and assaulting police and civilians.
Minneapolis city officials, despite their rhetoric and actions in defunding local police, are now realizing that they need to police to prevent their city from burning down…again.
Oh, that and their use of a form of a wall. Who knew that walls worked?
For local coverage of Minneapolis' preparations, watch below: