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Sat May 30, 2020, 09:50 AM

MN Gov said protests are being infiltrated by white supremacists

Crime cartels and anarchists. Walz spoke at about 2:30am ET with the Mayor . He said that some of the arsons were strategic and professionally set and that various groups were burning and looting for their own agenda. Seeing tons of videos on Twitter of white guys dressed in black destroying and smashing.

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Reply MN Gov said protests are being infiltrated by white supremacists (Original post)
octoberlib May 2020 OP
The Magistrate May 2020 #1
catbyte May 2020 #4
pazzyanne May 2020 #28
58Sunliner May 2020 #2
Pacifist Patriot May 2020 #5
Pacifist Patriot May 2020 #3
octoberlib May 2020 #6
Pacifist Patriot May 2020 #7
octoberlib May 2020 #15
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2020 #8
octoberlib May 2020 #19
Ilsa May 2020 #36
WhiskeyGrinder May 2020 #9
octoberlib May 2020 #11
blaze May 2020 #12
ewagner May 2020 #31
Walleye May 2020 #10
bullwinkle428 May 2020 #13
uponit7771 May 2020 #20
Pacifist Patriot May 2020 #27
WhiskeyGrinder May 2020 #14
GoCubsGo May 2020 #16
uponit7771 May 2020 #21
Auggie May 2020 #34
Harker May 2020 #35
Skidmore May 2020 #17
Pacifist Patriot May 2020 #25
ewagner May 2020 #32
Kaiserguy May 2020 #43
AllaN01Bear May 2020 #47
Takket May 2020 #18
uponit7771 May 2020 #22
2naSalit May 2020 #24
Hortensis May 2020 #23
ancianita May 2020 #40
Hortensis May 2020 #42
ancianita May 2020 #46
wryter2000 May 2020 #26
LiberalArkie May 2020 #29
Amishman May 2020 #30
ancianita May 2020 #33
octoberlib May 2020 #37
ancianita May 2020 #38
Fla Dem May 2020 #39
LiberalArkie May 2020 #41
tirebiter May 2020 #44
ancianita May 2020 #49
usaf-vet May 2020 #45
Peacetrain May 2020 #48
usaf-vet May 2020 #50
Hekate May 2020 #51

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 09:57 AM

1. Not Doubting Your Report, Ma'am

It would be useful to have a link to the Governor's statements. That this is a fact is obvious, and it is good official attention is being paid to it.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:33 AM

28. Here is a link to his press conference laying this out.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 09:58 AM

2. Do you have any links handy? I thought that might happen-Russia.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Reply #2)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:01 AM

5. I've seen it on NBC and a local Fox affiliate, but not quite accurate...

They are reporting that the governor admitted he's heard reports this could be the case. He said the reports are unconfirmed, but he has heard the claims.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 09:59 AM

3. Seems more like he's just confirming that he's seen reports to this effect.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #3)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:02 AM

6. He said he had intel.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #6)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:03 AM

7. Right. Unconfirmed intel

It wouldn't surprise me in the least if the intelligence turns out to be accurate, but we just don't know at this point.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #7)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:28 AM

15. It was at 2:30 and I was half asleep, lol.

Yeah, Im seeing tons of video of white guys attacking CNN and the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Setting fire to the post office sounds like rw anti- government shit. Hope he gets confirmation.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:05 AM

8. Per your last sentence

Last edited Sat May 30, 2020, 10:43 AM - Edit history (1)

Sounds like Black Bloc anarchists. They're well known for infiltrating peaceful protests and doing this kind of shit.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #8)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:40 AM

19. Black Bloc were the first group I thought of.

I know they showed up in Ferguson destroying cop cars and at the G-20.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #19)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:01 PM

36. Black Bloc, but not by named, was mentioned by

Joy Reid, IIRC. She said she was in Ferguson when infiltrators starting using the propests for nefarious means.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:09 AM

9. He's making a statement now.

"Last night is a mockery of pretending this is about George Floyd's death or inequities or traumas to our communities of color. Let's be very clear. The situation in Minneapolis is no longer in any way about the murder of George Floyd. It's about attacking civil society."

He also said that domestic terrorists and extremists are involved. He used the words domestic terrorists.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #9)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:23 AM

11. Thank you.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #9)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:25 AM

12. Gov, Mayor, Police Chief... all calling out the actors.

I'm liking this press conference.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #9)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:51 AM

31. I watched it on MSNBC...

He said they have intelligence and suspicions but he also noted, early in his presentation, that there was a core of protesters who were well-directed, deliberate and organized in their destructive efforts.

The early video I watched from Minneapolis showed "kids"....college age students, marching and walking as if it was not only a peaceful, near spontaneous demonstrations but also something resembling a "date night"... Those folks had nothing resembling destruction on their minds...they were there for something they believed in..

I also saw the video of the "umbrella guy".....there is no doubt in my mind that white supremicists groups are fomenting violence...trying to discredit the legit protestors..

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:12 AM

10. Yes. I believe it.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:27 AM

13. Joy Reid just said that Walz mentioned possible FOREIGN intervention, so he's talking

with Homeland Security.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #13)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:44 AM

20. +1

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #13)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:23 AM

27. Whoa!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:28 AM

14. St. Paul mayor just said everyone arrested in St. Paul last night was from out of state.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:29 AM

16. Not just the ones in Minneapolis, either.

I have no doubt they're stirring shit in Atlanta, Detroit, Oakland, and everywhere else.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #16)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:45 AM

21. +1, and DC ... there's a vid of some people in DC doing some shady shit

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #16)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:55 AM

34. +1 ... I haven't any doubt either

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #16)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:00 PM

35. +33... n/t

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #17)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:23 AM

25. Holy f....

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #25)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:55 AM

32. Let me SECOND THAT!

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Response to ewagner (Reply #32)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:30 PM

43. After reading that its plain The RW wants us dead

Be careful out there and watch your back don't make it easy for them.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #17)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:38 PM

47. cant read story as my adblocker is on. i have a reason for it being on.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:29 AM

18. the mayor of St. Paul was just speaking......

He said they only arrested of handful of persons how were antagonizing last night and ALL of them were from outside the state.....

talk about your "crisis actors".

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Response to Takket (Reply #18)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:47 AM

22. +1

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Response to Takket (Reply #18)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:20 AM

24. +1

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:07 AM

23. Russian State TV is on this.

"The governor also said he was receiving intelligence from federal agencies about various elements, including drug cartels, trying to “take advantage of the chaos.” The claim caused considerable eye-rolling on social media, with people noting that vandalized buildings and businesses were tagged with anarchist symbols, “black lives matter” and anti-police slogans – not exactly the usual fare from white supremacists."


No mention that our own intelligence services say Russia has been specifically planning chaos around our elections. Of course.

No mention that St. Paul's black mayor said that "people in the movement" are reporting that organized, outside agitators are breaking windows, throwing incendiary devices, and otherwise inciting violence, then moving back into crowds and using them as shields for the mass destruction in black neighborhoods that follows. The inciters are being reported seen moving from location to location.

And no mention that current estimates are that a majority of the rioters are NOT from the community or protesting the murder of George Floyd.

This is above all our own RW powers desperate to keep power. But those have developed corrupt, treasonous relationships with foreign hostiles to protect their very big common interests. And take down their common enemy.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #23)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:25 PM

40. +1000

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Response to ancianita (Reply #40)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:30 PM

42. I missed this bit from the Kremlin via RT:

Some commentators have been arguing that the protests and rioting in Minneapolis and across the United States have been at least partly coordinated by Antifa and other far-left groups.


Ah! Far left, NOT RW. Got it. Who are those commentators pushing the RT line? The usual suspects?

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #42)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:38 PM

46. Always does Antifa get lied about and conflated with RW fascists. It's a 'tell' of RT.

It's our media's 'tell' that they fall for such simplistic propaganda.

That's why Antifa only comes out when fascists show go loud and public. The rest of the time, they melt back into the community.

Antifa are everywhere. Their history is long, and Germany wouldn't be what it is today without them.

But they are a defensive force, not ever provocateures.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:23 AM

26. That's what it looked like to me

Watching the other night, I thought, "I don't think all those young, white people are there for good reasons."

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:34 AM

29. It seems to be in areas that Trump doesn't like, is that correct?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:40 AM

30. The only thing keeping this from getting worse is that it has stayed in the cities

Everything has been happening in or near impoverished minority neighborhoods. Rightwing nutjobs fled years ago.

If this spreads further it's going to run into some of the millions of armed bigots who'd love to shoot their guns empty into a crowd of rioters and call it self defense.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:55 AM

33. MN's governor doesn't even know who the white supremacists are. They're not who he says.

Last edited Sat May 30, 2020, 01:16 PM - Edit history (1)

He's using an old playbook to demonize freedom fighters against the white supremacists who back racial capitalism.

It's explained by Harvard historian, Walter Johnson. This MN governor, hell, all governors, had better read him.


The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States. Basic Books. 2020. (This is his latest, reviewed in The New Yorker.)

"State of the Field: Slavery" (2004), Organization of American Historians

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Response to ancianita (Reply #33)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:22 PM

37. He said he has names and he'll be releasing them.

As did Keith Ellison.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #37)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:24 PM

38. Great. I'm holding my breath.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:25 PM

39. Of course there are.

I listened to the Gov's press conference this morning. I am not surprised one bit that there is a significant number of infiltrators/agitators doing a lot of the damage in Minneapolis. They have everything to gain in burning down the infrastructure of Black communities, causing mayhem and smearing the Black community as unlawful, crazy rioters. Whether it's the KKK, Nazis or other White supremacy groups, they're reveling in the destruction they are doing to the Black communities in Minneapolis and other cities under the guise of protesting the death of George Floyd and the dicriminating actions of too many in law enforcement.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:27 PM

41. Don't forget the White Dude was doing his best to bring police to a peaceful demonstration by

residents of the neighborhood.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:35 PM

44. My first guess was black bloc anarchists

They love to turn peaceful protests into violent riots. When the Iraq invasion was being protested in Berkeley theh seemed to have a taste for breaking the bookstore windows.

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Response to tirebiter (Reply #44)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:40 PM

49. Black bloc exist to let paramilitaries know that protestors have a defense force line. They

exist to remind racial capitalism that its property is not more important than humans.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:37 PM

45. I think that might be one explanation of why we are seeing spontaneous eruptions in multiple states.

White supremacists and other RW provocateurs being "encouraged" (certainly not discouraged) by the racist in chief living in the WH.

I would bet that there has been a game plan waiting on the shelf to implement the moment they had a white vs black shooting.

POTUS wants and needs a distraction to get the press away from reporting Covid-19 deaths, millions filing unemployment claims, his current falling polling numbers, and his losing international issues with China and W.H.O.

And here is further evidence of an organized plan in play.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213507588

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #45)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:39 PM

48. This!! and it is about time

We have been talking among ourselves here in Iowa, that something like this would happen...that the far far edges would try and derail the election anyway they could!!

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Response to Peacetrain (Reply #48)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:42 PM

50. Great point Trump wants to disrupt elections any way he can.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:45 PM

51. Minnesota becomes Ground Zero

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