Protesters caused turmoil in Minneapolis, Minnesota, amid the ongoing trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged with murder and manslaughter over the May 2020 death of African-American man George Floyd. A jury of 12 ended Monday deliberations without a verdict, and is expected to convene on Tuesday.
US Democratic Representative Maxine Waters requested a police escort during her visit to Minnesota last weekend, when she urged protesters to “get more confrontational” in the wake of the fatal police shooting of a young black man, Daunte Wright, Fox News reported on Monday.
Travel logs obtained by Townhall editor Katie Pavlich showed that Waters requested to be accompanied by US Capitol police on Saturday while she was flying from Dulles International Airport to Minnesota-St. Paul International Airport.
Waters came under criticism after she called on Minnesota protesters to “stay in the street” and ignore curfews imposed by local authorities following unrest that was sparked by Wright’s killing.
“We’ve got to stay in the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business,” she said.
Waters, who arrived in Minnesota amid the ongoing trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged with murder and manslaughter over the death of another African-American man, George Floyd, in police custody in May 2020, also told protesters it would be unacceptable for the ex-officer to be acquitted of murdering Floyd.