More than 3000 National Guard members from Minnesota have been activated as BLM supporters march demanding justice for George Floyd.
The news comes as the jury for the Derek Chuavin trial recently retired as they attempt to reach a consensus regarding the case’s verdict, amid great fears for violence across the US.
The BLM protesters reportedly gathered in Minneapolis demanding nothing but justice in the verdict. The former Minneapolis cop, Derek Chauvin, is in the line of fire as he faced murder as well as manslaughter charges in regards to the death of George Floyd.
Shocking images were recently released by the media showing the BLM supporters gathering and then marching together throughout the city as they yelled for justice. Moreover, many were observed carrying BLM-themed flags and held signs that boldly stated ‘Blue Lives Murder.’
The murder trial’s closing arguments took place on Monday with the prosecutor informing the jurors how the officer just ‘had to know’ that he was literally squeezing out the life from Floyd, as the black man cried helplessly over and over again since he could not breathe, and hence slowly fell silent while doing so.
Now, the jurors have all retired and are attempting to deliberate the verdict as the demonstrators rushed to the streets in Minneapolis.
Many of the demonstrators gathered at Hennepin County’s courthouse, which was heavily guarded and protected by raised fences as well as giant barricades made from concrete.This was additionally topped using barbed wire too.
For this reason, Minnesota’s state government is not taking any risks when it comes to the security of citizens and has therefore deployed more than 3000 National Guard in the verdict’s anticipation. This is to help assist the state’s law enforcement agencies as a thorough precaution.
On the other hand, President Biden’s administration is taking out its own plan on how it wishes to handle this situation in preparation for the trial’s verdict.