‘Let My Building Burn’: Minneapolis Business Owner Whose Restaurant Caught Fire During Uprisings Just Wants Justice For George Floyd
During the start of the protests for George Floyd, Gandhi Mahal's restaurant was used as a place for protesters to protect themselves from police.
May 30, 2020 at 12:55 am
Minneapolis is on fire following large-scale uprisings in protest of George Floyd’s killing, and one business owner is less concerned with his property and more focused on justice.
Floyd, 46, died after four police officers detained him and one officer kneeled on his neck for almost eight minutes while Floyd was handcuffed. All four officers were fired after a video documenting Floyd’s death went viral. Currently, only one officer has been arrested and charged, as Blavity previously reported.
On Thursday, the city erupted after restless crowds set a police precinct on fire along with other local businesses. One Minneapolis business owner, whose establishment was damaged in the aftermath, has spoken out with an admirable perspective: they are still supporting the protests and hold no animosity toward protesters.
The National Guard has been deployed to quell the uprisings in the city, reports the Hill.