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Sun May 31, 2020, 12:34 PM

Officials Claim Far-Right 'Boogaloo Bois' Fanning Flames Of Chaos In Minnesota

I thought I heard yesterday that 80% and 20% were transposed, and 80% were residents. I don't know what is true, though I do tend to believe 80% are disruptors and worse. I also believe some are cops.


5/31/20 7:35am
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Officials Claim Far-Right 'Boogaloo Bois' Fanning Flames Of Chaos In Minnesota
Nearly everyone arrested in the George Floyd protest is from out of state, and there's evidence they're right-wing extremists.
By David Neiwert


The specter of white supremacists surreptitiously participating in protests surrounding the death of George Floyd, the black man killed in the custody of Minneapolis police last week, became more substantive than earlier vague rumors when Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Saturday told reporters that neo-Nazis—along with members of Mexican drug cartels—appear to be involved in inflaming the violent riots that have struck Minneapolis, as well as other cities around the country.

“The situation in Minneapolis is no longer in any way about the murder of George Floyd,” Walz said today. “It is about attacking civil society, instilling fear and disrupting our great cities.”

“We have seen things like white supremacist organizers posting on platforms about coming to Minnesota,” Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said at the same press conference, adding that a potential connection to organized crime is also being investigated.


Harrington added that white nationalists are posting messages on social media, according to Joy Reid, that urge fellow extremists to go to Minneapolis to “get our loot on” and create mayhem. He told reporters that authorities will investigate people attempting to use public outrage over Floyd’s death as a “cover” for illegal activity.

Walz told reporters he was aware of rumors that white supremacists were involved in some of the looting surrounding the protests and that “based on my suspicions and what I've seen on this,” he found them credible.

"It gets worse than that," he added. "The cartels, who are wondering if there was a break in their drug transmissions, are trying to take advantage of the chaos. That's why this situation is on a federal level.


"Walz and other officials also claimed that 80 percent of the rioters were from out of state.

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https://crooksandliars.com/2020/05/officials-claim-far-right-boogaloo-bois

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Sun May 31, 2020, 12:36 PM

1. They've been invited...by rump...here we go

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Sun May 31, 2020, 01:15 PM

2. Sorry, most of this information is highly inaccurate. I live in Minnesota and have seen every live

news conference in real time since 3 a.m. Saturday morning through 10 a.m. this morning.

First, not a single official has ever once used the term "Boogaloo Bois" in their remarks.

Second, all the MN officials have made corrections to their earlier speculations about "80% out of state" agitators. Most of those arrested have been Minnesotans, with just a dozen or so from out of state.

One note about the arrested Minnesotans, most of the arsonists have been from outside the communities where the destruction was the worst.


Third, no final conclusions have been made, since the investigations are ongoing and not all the data has been analyzed yet.

Twitter eyewitnesses in Minneapolis neighborhoods have reported a number of sightings of young white men driving around in SUVs with license plates removed - some of whom have been seen attempting to start fires.

And at this morning's news conference, John Harrington, MN DPS Commissioner, said that a number of suspicious vehicles had been stopped which turned out to be stolen. The suspects fled on foot, but found inside the vehicles were weapons, including AR-15s, and buckets of rocks, and other weapons.

Here's the YouTube video of this morning's Press Conference:

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #2)

Sun May 31, 2020, 04:29 PM

3. Thanks for the clarification.

I also heard, as noted above, the numbers had been corrected. This article is from today, so thought something had changed.

I'm trying not to watch much news for a change; very disheartening everywhere.

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Sun May 31, 2020, 04:47 PM

4. I've just posted a mostly up-to-date article from Minnesota Public Radio - link below:

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