Shocking video shows Black males, possibly immigrants from Somalia, using fireworks to attack a police cruiser, a White female and her pet dog, a White male on a bicycle, and other pedestrians.
One of the perps posted video online, calling the female victim “Karen.” The name Karen is often used as a racial slur for White women. You can hear the perpetrators celebrating and cheering in the video clip.
Multiple residents also captured video of the attacks from their balconies.
For hours overnight on Monday, groups of Somalian youths in Minneapolis used fireworks as weapons to attack people, drivers & buildings. More than 1,300 calls were made to police. Amid the fireworks, there were shootings as well. pic.twitter.com/liJOlMqRBJ
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) July 6, 2022
I received this video of the chaos last night in downtown Minneapolis.
Today the council member who reps the area, Michael Rainville, told me National Guard should be requested until MPD is fully staffed. Mayor Jacob Frey’s office says they won’t be doing that at this time pic.twitter.com/kgyIpUY1kZ
— David Schuman (@david_schuman) July 6, 2022
Minneapolis police were unable to clear out the streets for hours as crowds shot off fireworks at luxury housing around the downtown core, and in one case broke the glass entrance. pic.twitter.com/80u8OLjSNG
— The Minnesota Wild (@lets_go_wild) July 5, 2022