According to a report, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was removed from George Floyd’s demonstration after he refused to evacuate the police department.
Frey asked a protest organizer on Saturday whether he could defeat the police when the demonstrators walked to his home. news station WCCO reported.
“I’m not to lift the entire police department, I’ll be honest about it,” he said to the protesters.
His response was met with a choir of boos and the words “Go home, Jacob, go home”. Video posted to Twitter.
Meanwhile, several members of the city council have promised to “dismantle” the police department after Floyd’s death.
“We will disassemble the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety,” said Council President Lisa Bender. Wrote on Twitter.
Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, who attended the rally, said the Minneapolis City Council agreed that the police department was “beyond reform by nature”.
Calls to eliminate the city’s police died after a black man in Minneapolis pressed the knee for a few minutes after a white cop Derek Chauvin.
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