Omar's Daughter Appears to Support Minneapolis Rioting

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Posted: May 28, 2020 9:05 AM
Omar's Daughter Appears to Support Minneapolis Rioting

Source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh

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.

As a reminder, this is what "protesting" looked like: