Minneapolis mayor urges protesters to wear masks and practice social distancing

Minneapolis mayor urges protesters to wear masks and practice social distancing
Jacob Frey (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Bwahahaha! He couldn’t get the rioters to honor his 8 o’clock curfew. How does he imagine he’s going to persuade them to do this?]

The mayor of Minneapolis told individuals protesting that their anger is “understandable” and “right” but urged them to make sure they are wearing masks and practicing social distancing during their demonstrations.

“The City encourages everyone to exercise caution to stay safe while participating in demonstrations, including wearing masks and physical distancing as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s office wrote in a statement addressed to individuals who took to the streets following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. “The City has made hundreds of masks available to protesters this week.”

On Thursday, Frey expressed empathy by telling protesters their anger was “right.”

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“What we’ve seen over the last two days, and the emotion-ridden conflict over last night, is the result of so much built-up anger and sadness, anger and sadness that has been ingrained in our black community. …

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