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NPR: Minneapolis ‘Protesters’ Tear-Gased, Not ‘Heavily Armed’ ‘Mostly White Protesters’ at Virus Lockdown Demonstrations

Michel Martin, the black host of National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Saturday, said “protesters” in Minneapolis have been subjected to tear gas and other enforcement while “mostly white protesters” who gathered in Wisconsin and Michigan last month to push for governors to allow businesses to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown were “heavily armed” and “occupied” the state capitols.

State Patrol Police officers block a road on the fourth day of protests on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Protesters demand justice for George Floyd who died in police custody. - Five hundred National Guard soldiers and airmen have been deployed in the northern US cities of Minnesota and …