Protests rage in Minneapolis over George Floyd’s death
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey addressed his city that was battling multiple fires as protests against the death of George Floyd descended into violence at a scale larger than either of the days that came before it.
“Brick and mortar is not as important as life,” Frey said after 1 a.m, CBS Minnesota reports. “The symbolism of a building cannot outweigh the significance of life.”
Frey said “we are going to be united as a city,” and told the press that he was the one who made the decision, ultimately, to have Minneapolis police officers withdraw from the 3rd Precinct building, citing the danger to both the officers inside the building as well as the public at large.
“There a lot of pain and anger right now in our city. I understand that, our entire city recognizes that. What…