Protests in Minneapolis over the death of George Lloyd in police custody turned violent Wednesday after a man was shot to death. The homicide was only part of the chaos, however, as people rioted, set fires, caused extensive property damage, and looted stores. Among those apparently supportive of this type of behavior, which has little to do with getting justice for Floyd, is the daughter of Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.
According to conservative journalist Andy Ngo, her daughter retweeted a message from the Twin Cities chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America asking for supplies for “comrades” in the streets "protesting." The list includes hockey sticks and tennis rackets.
Omar is the representative for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, which includes Minneapolis as well as some suburbs.
Ilhan Omar’s daughter retweeted a list of needed supplies for “comrades” who are rioting in Minneapolis. The Twin Cities DSA asks for ply wood, sticks, rackets and more. pic.twitter.com/BFjXIQh8wE— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 28, 2020
As a reminder, this is what "protesting" looked like:
What does this have to do with getting justice for George Floyd? https://t.co/S9iODnoQAX— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) May 28, 2020
The fire at AutoZone seems to have started back up; there are least five separate fires going, of varying sizes. pic.twitter.com/rTuzaG6g6k— Libor Jany (@StribJany) May 28, 2020
In this strip, no business is spared. Nearly every window smashed. I’ve seen cars packed to the brim with looted goods. Store security alarming won’t stop chirping. pic.twitter.com/qRcX6c5ky9— Liz Sawyer (@ByLizSawyer) May 28, 2020
A fire was started at AutoZone. Some protesters attempted to extinguish it some posed for photos. pic.twitter.com/1EGwTPrUTq— Carlos Gonzalez (@CarlosGphoto) May 28, 2020
Protesters threw objects including water bottles and rocks at police and firefighters during a fire that was started at AutoZone. pic.twitter.com/Cxz2syBLSp— Carlos Gonzalez (@CarlosGphoto) May 28, 2020
The Minneapolis Target is getting destroyed part-by-part. The whole store has been ransacked. pic.twitter.com/8yNxkXjLod— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 28, 2020
The building set on fire at the BLM Minneapolis riot is collapsing now. It looks like the city is just letting fires continue. Firefighters were attacked when they responded to the auto parts store engulfed in flames earlier. pic.twitter.com/okAsLX7XoZ— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 28, 2020