Far-left protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement had gathered for a rally in Minnesota after a man was shot and killed by police, only to abruptly leave once they learned that the suspect was White, as reported by Fox News.
Several dozen protesters had gathered outside the mansion of Governor Tim Walz (D-Minn.) on Sunday after news had first broke of a fatal police shooting earlier the same day. They were filmed taking a knee for the victim as they awaited further news about the incident.
A local reporter filming the scene, Mitti Hicks, reported that the protesters were planning to head to the city of Burnsville, just south of Minneapolis, where the shooting took place. However, when Burnsville police released more information about the incident, they not only confirmed that the suspect had already committed an armed carjacking and drew his gun on officers, but also that the man in question was actually White.
As the news of the man’s race spread through the crowd, the protesters abandoned their plans to go to Burnsville, and instead decided to head to Brooklyn Center, the city where Daunte Wright, a black man, was shot and killed by police last week. Reporting from the scene, Hicks said that some of the protesters had told her that “they need more information about what happened in Burnsville first” before heading there, hence their decision to instead go to the city where the suspect was confirmed to be black.
Burnsville police confirmed that none of the carjacker’s victims were hurt, nor did any of the police officers involved in the incident sustain any injuries. His name is yet to be released.