Have you noticed the different way mayors and governors are reacting to the riots now that the election is over? In Portland, Governor Katie Brown sent in the National Guard along with military equipment. Now, in Minneapolis, they have arrested over six hundred people who were blocking a highway.
Mayor Jacob Frey and Governor Tim Walz stood by as rioters set fires to 700 businesses before the election and the first riot after the election they arrested 600 people for blocking I-94. Do you believe this is coincidental? How about Portland? Democrats stood by as billions of dollars were destroyed and Portland has had riots for over 100 days.
State troopers and Minneapolis police cited 646 people for walking on the highway and being a public nuisance after the protest that started on the streets of Minneapolis spilled onto 94.
No chemical irritants or force were used, and no one was hurt.
94 was shut down between Highway 280 in St. Paul and Interstate 35W in Minneapolis for hours while people were cited. The roadway finally reopened at 1:23 a.m.
The State Patrol and Minneapolis police were assisted by the Hennepin County Sherriff’s Office, University of Minnesota Police Department, and Metro Transit Police.
Under Minnesota law, it is illegal for pedestrian, bicycle, or non-motorized traffic to be on the freeway.
Thirteen people were arrested for shooting off fireworks and spray painting store fronts. Twelve female and one male. They were charged with suspicion of rioting.
The rioters were spray painting buildings, blocking traffic and throw street signs and other objects into the street.
MN State [email protected]_MSP·State Patrol troopers are working with @MinneapolisPD to arrest protestors who entered the freeway near eastbound I-94 and Riverside Avenue.9061458MN State [email protected]_MSP·Troopers continue to arrest protestors on I-94 at Riverside Avenue. Walking on the freeway is illegal and very dangerous for pedestrians and motorists. We respect the right of everyone to express themselves under the First Amendment, but the freeway is not a place to do that.
Fox reported that the pretest started off peaceably but then turned violent as started shooting fireworks at the police. At that point, the police moved in.