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Minneapolis Police Flee Precinct as Protesters Forcibly Enter and 'Ignite Several Fires'

1 month ago   |   By Newsweek

Protesters have gathered across Minneapolis following outrage sparked by the death of George Floyd.
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George Floyd Protesters Set Minneapolis Police Station on  Fire

1 month ago   |   By Bloomberg

Minneapolis - Cheering protesters torched a Minneapolis police station Thursday that the department was forced to abandon as three days of violent protests spread to nearby St. Paul and angry demonstrations flared across the U.S over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer kneeled on his neck.
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Minneapolis police precinct on fire as protests rage on after death of George Floyd

1 month ago   |   By CNBC

Gov. Tim Walz activated the state's National Guard and lawmakers pleaded for peace as protests and looting continued in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.
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Twin Cities Gears Up For 3rd Night Of George Floyd Protests

Twin Cities Gears Up For 3rd Night Of George Floyd Protests

1 month ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis is in the midst of a third night of unrest in the aftermath of George Floyd's death , with protesters taking over the police department's 3rd Precinct building late Thursday night.
The break-in happened at about 10 p.m., with helicopter footage showing a large fire burning near the main entrance.

Police released a statement, saying in part, “in the interest of the safety of our personnel, the Minneapolis Police Department evacuated the 3rd Precinct of its staff. Protesters forcibly entered the building and have ignited several fires.”
City officials tweeted a...
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George Floyd protesters set Minneapolis police station afire

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By TIM SULLIVAN and AMY FORLITI
MINNEAPOLIS - Cheering protesters broke into a Minneapolis police precinct station on Thursday after the department abandoned it, setting it ablaze and igniting fireworks as three days of violent protests spread to cities across the U.S over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man.
A police spokesman confirmed late Thursday that staff had evacuated the 3rd precinct station, the focus of many of the protests, “in the interest of the safety of our personnel” shortly after 10 p.m. Livestream video showed the protesters entering the building, where...
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WATCH Minneapolis police ABANDON 3rd precinct as protesters celebrate & TORCH it

WATCH Minneapolis police ABANDON 3rd precinct as protesters celebrate & TORCH it

1 month ago   |   By RT

A police headquarters in Minneapolis is engulfed in flames after protesters breached the building and set it ablaze amid riots over a recent police killing. Officers have fled the scene, having lost all control of the situation.
Less than an hour after the break-in at the 3rd police precinct late on Thursday night, flames had spread to nearly the whole building, with a crowd of demonstrators gathered outside celebrating as police staged a hasty retreat.
Precinct on fire. pic.twitter.com/JfxP9nIjGd - Sophia Narwitz May 29, 2020
Celebrations pic.twitter.com/1QGvgyalEQ - Sophia Narwitz May...
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George Floyd death: Protesters enter Minneapolis police station, set fires

1 month ago   |   By ABC

Protesters angered by the death of a black man in police custody gained access to a Minneapolis police precinct Thursday and began setting fires
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George Floyd protesters breach Minneapolis police precinct, set it on fire

George Floyd protesters breach Minneapolis police precinct, set it on fire

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

Minneapolis protests over the death of George Floyd took another violent turn Thursday night as a group of demonstrators broke into a police precinct and set it on fire. Photos from social media show flames inside the lobby of the Minneapolis police department's 3rd Precinct. Another photo appears to show the building's front facade ablaze...
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Pennsylvania man charged with kidnapping Amish woman who is still missing, officials say

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