Minneapolis Mayor Tells Rioters To Practice Social Distancing, Wear Face Masks

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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) has requested that ‘protesters’ practice social distancing and wear face masks to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Hundreds of masks have been made avaiable to the public for this purpose according to the municipal government.

Breitbart reports: Frey’s comments came during ongoing protests and riots in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd, a man who died after a municipal police officer placed his knee on Floyd’s neck while handcuffed.

The city government issued a statement on Thursday via its website with the mayor’s request.

“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,” the statement reads. “The City has made hundreds of masks available to protesters this week.”

Frey linked the unrest to slavery during remarks he made on Thursday:

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, not just because of five minutes of horror, but 400 years. If you’re feeling that sadness and that anger, it’s not only understandable, it’s right.

It’s a reflection of the truth that our black community has lived. While not from lived experience, that sadness must also be understood by our non-black communities. To ignore it, to toss it out, would be to ignore the values we all claim to have. That are all the more important during a time of crisis.

“This could be the marker,” added Frey. “This could be a point in time, when several years from now we can look back to know that we rose to right the wrongs of the past. Not just with words, but with action.”

Frey, who wore a mask for his Twitter profile photo, framed Lloyd’s death in racial terms.


  1. These Mayors and Governors are insane taking puppet orders from the real controllers of government.

  2. The lady Obama’s boys gunned down had committed no crime whatsoever How quickly people are trained and conditioned and corrupted to forget .There is no hope for sheep No salvation for those who fall into original Sin of following the serpent like sucke mistaking the deceiver for the creator . .

  3. Seriously? The only masks I saw were to hid the faces of the looters!

    Those business in Minneapolis, NYC, Denver, Phoenix and other cities that burned and were looted, were just coming back from the CoVid shutdown. They are now gone and they won’t be back. So the result of the killing of Floyd will be to create new slums.

    Brilliant! Remember Ferguson?


  4. What a fqing imbecile. Does CV linger in tear gas, Mr. Mayor, hmm?? Frey, huh….Must be another dipsh*t Khazarian….

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