A group of protesters in Louisville have formed a human shield to protect a police officer after he was separated from his unit.
Images circulating on social media show several black men linked arm-in-arm as they form a human barricade around the lone officer. The men put their own lives in danger as they placed themselves between a growing hostile crowd and the police officer.
The officer was allegedly being threatened by rioters after he found himself separated from his squad during violent protests in the area.
More than 170 businesses have been damaged or lotted and dozens of fires set during the riots following the death of George Floyd.
According to President Trump, up to 80% of rioters in Minneapolis were from out of state. The President said these “organised groups” of protesters have nothing to do with George Floyd and are using his death to stir up racial division and civil unrest.
80% of the RIOTERS in Minneapolis last night were from OUT OF STATE. They are harming businesses (especially African American small businesses), homes, and the community of good, hardworking Minneapolis residents who want peace, equality, and to provide for their families.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2020
The black community in Minneapolis has called out ANTIFA for causing “chaos” on the back of Floyd’s death.
“Like I said to all my white brothers and sisters, we appreciate you all being out here and supporting us, but this is not your space. This is not your space. Period. We don’t need this bullsh*t right here.
“Because what our reality is, when this sh*t is all said and done, we wake up, we’re still going to be black in America. That’s nothing against none of you all. That’s not what I’m saying. But we’re not going to allow you all to go up there and start causing chaos and confusion. It’s just not going to happen.”
The Black community in MN is calling out white Antifa members for starting the riots and destroying their communities. I keep telling y’all these white liberals are not our friends. #Democrats #GeorgeFloyd #minneapolis pic.twitter.com/bmdT6uHfUc
— Angela Stanton King 🇺🇸 (@theangiestanton) May 29, 2020