St. Paul police arrested 102 protesters on Saturday and Sunday and 21 police officers were reported injured.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
July 11, 2016
St. Paul, Minnesota – At least 102 protesters were taken into custody on Saturday and Sunday. 21 police officers were reported injured by fireworks and bottles, including one officer who had a concrete block thrown at his head from a bypass resulting with a broken vertebrae, according to St. Paul Police Department.
Police reported that 50 people were arrested at I-94 on Saturday night and charged for 3rd degree riot and 52 people were arrested on Sunday around 4:00 a.m. near the intersection at Dale and Grand, they were charge for public nuisance and unlawful assembly.
Unicorn Riot members of a local independent media outlet reported that police targeted them with tear gas, concussion smoke grenades and shined flashlights at cameras to blind any coverge of police attacking protesters who then began to thow bottles at police.
Protesters chanted “F_ck the Police, Fu_k the Police” during Saturday’s Interstate I-94 highway traffic flow blockage on both directions.
The St. Paul protest was one of the numerous protests around the nation against racist police officers who have murdered Afro-Americans recently in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where two Whites cops murder Alton Sterling, 37, and St. Paul, Minnesota where a St. Anthony Police officer fatally shot Philando Castile, 32.
Protests by Black Lives Matter are expected to continue around the nation to bring about justice for the murdered Afro-American victims involving racist police officers, according to protesters from Black Lives Matter.
A national social media discussion about racial tensions in the U.S. has prompted for other countries to warn their nationals traveling to the U.S. about the unstable situation between the Afro-American population, which has been victimized by racist cops in law enforcement who have escaped prosecution for killing Blacks.
A hash tag #PolicePurge in social media has drawn major concern by U.S. law enforcement because it encourages for people to target police and commit murder. A photo of a terrorist cutting the throat of a police officer in uniform has been going viral and promoting #PolicePurge, which has been condemned by many users of social media.
Should a police officer who racially and unlawfully targets a minority and threatens to shoot and kill be charged with a hate crime in the U.S.?