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Fury as Maxine Waters tells Minnesota BLM protesters ‘we’ve got to get more confrontational’

Almost a week to the day of the death of Daunte Wright, protests in Minnesota entered a seventh night on Saturday, with California Representative Maxine Waters making an appearance.

Waters told the protesters at Brooklyn Center that she will continue to fight for justice on their behalf.

‘I am not happy that we have talked about police reform for so long,’ Waters said, bemoaning the lack of change and reform with policing.

‘We’re looking for a guilty verdict,’ she added in regards to the Derek Chauvin trial. ‘If we don’t, we cannot go away.’

‘We gotta stay on the street,’ Waters was recorded saying, adding that protesters needed ‘to get more confrontational.’

She also suggested that protesters should ignore the curfew in place.

Her comments sparked some outrage on Twitter.

‘Of course she’ll get away with saying that while anyone else would’ve been thrown in jail,’ Rick Santella tweeted.

Another user tweeted, ‘good grief lady, leave get out of here.’

One person also accused Waters of ‘stirring people up again with her calls for violence.’  

Pictured: Congresswoman Maxine Waters leaving the protest at the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Saturday

Maxine Waters (D-CA) joins demonstrators in a protest outside the Brooklyn Center police station on Saturday night

Maxine Waters (D-CA) joins demonstrators in a protest outside the Brooklyn Center police station on Saturday night

Maxine Waters (D-CA) joins demonstrators in a protest outside the Brooklyn Center police station on Saturday night

Waters is planning on staying in town until Monday.

According to CBS Minnesota, officials stated that there was a brief altercation between reporters and proresters as Waters was leaving on Saturday, the first reports of any skirmishes.

The Pioneer Press reports demonstrators gathered Saturday afternoon at the home of Washington County Attorney Pete Orput, responsible for the second-degree manslaughter charges against Kimberly Potter.

The protesters stood outside of Orput’s home before marching through is neighborhood in Stillwater.

Black Lives Matter activist Nekima Levy Armstrong relayed that Orput left his home briefly to engage in a conversation with protesters. 

Protesters outside the home of Pete Orput, the Washington County Attorney in Stillwater on Saturday afternoon

Protesters outside the home of Pete Orput, the Washington County Attorney in Stillwater on Saturday afternoon

Pictured: Armed members of the New Black Panther Party standing in front of the Brooklyn Center Police Department

Pictured: Armed members of the New Black Panther Party standing in front of the Brooklyn Center Police Department

Pictured: Peaceful protesters in front of the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Saturday night

Pictured: Peaceful protesters in front of the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Saturday night

A demonstrator spray-paints at Union Station near the U.S Capitol, during a march in Washington, D.C. on Saturday

A demonstrator spray-paints at Union Station near the U.S Capitol, during a march in Washington, D.C. on Saturday

Demonstrators raise their fists at Union Station near the U.S Capitol, during a march in Washington, D.C. on Saturday

Demonstrators raise their fists at Union Station near the U.S Capitol, during a march in Washington, D.C. on Saturday

A demonstrator holds a Black Lives Matter sign during a protest outside the Brooklyn Center police station on Saturday

A demonstrator holds a Black Lives Matter sign during a protest outside the Brooklyn Center police station on Saturday

A demonstrator holds up a sign during a protest outside the Brooklyn Center police station on Saturday night

A demonstrator holds up a sign during a protest outside the Brooklyn Center police station on Saturday night

BDemonstrators gather during a protest outside the Brooklyn Center police station on Saturday night

BDemonstrators gather during a protest outside the Brooklyn Center police station on Saturday night

Protests have also been taking place in Chicago following the death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, as well as New York City and across the rest of the United States.

On Friday night, many protests across the nation started off peacefully before sporadic clashes broke out between Black Lives Matters protesters and the police.

The state is also the location of the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, charged in the death of George Floyd last year.

The closing arguments in his trial are set for Monday, after which there could be a verdict and the potential for unrest based on that verdict. 

The U.S. Capitol Building is seen as police try to put out the fire from a flag during a demonstration in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Capitol Building is seen as police try to put out the fire from a flag during a demonstration in Washington, D.C.

Police arrive to extinguish a burning "Thin blue line" flag during a demonstration in Washington, D.C. on Saturday

Police arrive to extinguish a burning “Thin blue line” flag during a demonstration in Washington, D.C. on Saturday

Police officers stand guard on a roof as demonstrators gather during a protest outside the Brooklyn Center police station

Police officers stand guard on a roof as demonstrators gather during a protest outside the Brooklyn Center police station

Police officers stand guard on a roof as demonstrators gather beside a sign reading 'Stop State Terror'

Police officers stand guard on a roof as demonstrators gather beside a sign reading ‘Stop State Terror’

A fire is seen as a protester holds a flag at the Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain on Saturday night

A fire is seen as a protester holds a flag at the Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain on Saturday night

University of Minnesota medical students and doctors also marched on the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Saturday, a day after it was the site of most of the night’s unrest. 

Peaceful protests on Friday devolved into clashes between protesters and police, with flash bangs and pepper spray utilized by the cops.

There originally wasn’t expected to be a curfew for the first time in several days, before one was suddenly imposed during the night’s demonstrations. Media members were briefly detained and 136 people were arrested.  

Demonstrators hold up photos of Daunte Wright as they protest outside the Brooklyn Center police station on Saturday

Demonstrators hold up photos of Daunte Wright as they protest outside the Brooklyn Center police station on Saturday

Saturday marks the seventh night of protests in Brooklyn Center since the police shooting of Daunte Wright

Saturday marks the seventh night of protests in Brooklyn Center since the police shooting of Daunte Wright 

Demonstrators march in Washington, D.C. to protest police violence after the death of Daunte Wright

Demonstrators march in Washington, D.C. to protest police violence after the death of Daunte Wright

Protesters took to the streets in Washington, D.C. to protest police violence on Saturday night

Protesters took to the streets in Washington, D.C. to protest police violence on Saturday night 

A temporary restraining order was filed to prevent police from arresting or harming journalists.

‘Following feedback from media, and in light of a recent temporary restraining order (TRO) filed in federal court, MSP will not photograph journalists or their credentials,’ the Minnesota State Patrol said in a statement.

There have been no reports of incidents involving members of the media on Saturday night at this point.

According to the Washington Post, several protesters were arrested on Saturday night. It’s unclear why they were arrested, as the protest of about a hundred was winding to a close.

Earlier in the day, there were peaceful protests across the nation, including Columbus, Ohio, and Philadelphia.

According to NBC Philadelphia, crowds in that city walked through City Center towards City Hall peacefully in a protest that lasted around five hours.

Nevertheless, some businesses did board up and 1,000 National Guard troops were preemptively deployed. 

Police bicycles are seen on the street following a march in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night

Police bicycles are seen on the street following a march in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night

Following sporadic clashes on Friday night, there have been no reports of violence early on Saturday night in Washington DC

Following sporadic clashes on Friday night, there have been no reports of violence early on Saturday night in Washington DC

Black Lives Matter activists raise their fists in solidarity during a rally against police brutality in front of the Ohio Statehouse on Saturday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio

Black Lives Matter activists raise their fists in solidarity during a rally against police brutality in front of the Ohio Statehouse on Saturday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio

Protesters gathered in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon to protest the recent police shootings

Protesters gathered in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon to protest the recent police shootings


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