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  • George Floyd Uprising in Minneapolis–Saint Paul — The First Two Weeks

    June 14, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Waves of rage tore through the Twin Cities community after a video of Minneapolis police officers mercilessly killing George Floyd went viral. Fires were lit across the world as a new movement spread rapidly with the goal of dismantling the police and…...
  • Denver Police Served Temporary Restraining Order Amid Nationwide Protest Repression

    June 11, 2020
    Denver, CO – Late in the evening on June 5, 2020, Federal District Judge R. Brooke Jackson (PDF) ruled against the city and county of Denver in a class-action lawsuit filed on June 4. A Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) was put into place applying to…...
  • Nine Council Members Vow to Disband Minneapolis Police

    June 10, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – In an historic meeting on June 7, 2020, local elected officials promised to dismantle the scandal-ridden Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). Time will tell whether this promise will actually be implemented, or if it was simply convenient political posturing during a popular uprising.…...
  • Rally and March to Defund MPD after George Floyd: Day 12

    June 6, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot covered a march demanding the Minneapolis Police Department is defunded and disbanded. Thousands attended this action led by Black youth – now the 12th straight day of protests and actions in the city after George Floyd was murdered by police.…...
  • Action at WCCO to End Media Bias Against Victims of Police Violence: Day 9

    June 3, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Protesters gathered outside WCCO, where Bob Kroll’s wife Liz Collins works. Kroll is the president of the Minneapolis Police Federation with a checkered past. Day 9 of Minneapolis protests for George Floyd.…...
  • Owner Assaulted by Troopers While Protecting His Business

    June 2, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Minneapolis business owner Louis Hunter was standing in front of his business Saturday night when State Troopers assaulted him and our team in efforts to enforce a city wide curfew. The 8 p.m. curfew was issued Friday evening following days of protests…...
  • Minneapolis Protests Police Murder of George Floyd: Day 7

    June 1, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Extended protests have continued in the Twin Cities and a vigil site has become ensconced in the intersection around the where a black man named George Floyd brutally lost his life to a now-former Minneapolis police officer. The Twin Cities is still…...
  • New Footage Reveals Moments Before George Floyd’s Death

    May 30, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – While unprecedented protests erupt across the nation, new surveillance footage has surfaced online of the moments before the death of George Floyd. The 46-year-old unarmed African American man was accused of forgery before he was killed by Minneapolis Police Officers on May…...
  • Twin Cities Protest Death of George Floyd: Day 3

    May 28, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Protesters are continuing to gather outside the Minneapolis Police (MPD) 3rd Precinct building today after extended protests and clashes with police yesterday. The Twin Cities is still engulfed in mass outrage after MPD officer Derek Chauvin was filmed choking a black man…...
  • Minneapolis Protests Police Murder of George Floyd: Day 2

    May 27, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Protesters are continuing to gather outside the Minneapolis Police (MPD) 3rd Precinct building today after extended protests and clashes with police yesterday. The Twin Cities is still engulfed in mass outrage after MPD officer Derek Chauvin was filmed choking a black man…...