'World is starting to wake up' - Anonymous 'declare war on Minneapolis Police' - VIDEO | Eurasia Diary - ednews.net

4 July, Saturday

'World is starting to wake up' - Anonymous 'declare war on Minneapolis Police' - VIDEO

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Hacktivist group Anonymous has openly targeted the Minneapolis Police Department and accused the force of repeated police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd, EDNews.net reports citing Daily Star.

In a message posted to the Anonymous Facebook page, the hacker collective accused the force of condoning the behaviour that led to the death of African-American George Floyd.

A masked narrator said it does "not trust" the “corrupt organisation to carry out justice, so we will be exposing your many crimes to the world.”

Anonymous goes on to claim the Minneapolis Police Department has a "horrible track record of violence and corruption" and "193 people have been killed" by cops in the force.

In the clip, Anonymous cited several high-profile deaths "killed by police in Minnesota," including the 2015 death of Jamar Clark, 2016 killing of Philando Castile, 2017 slaying of Justine Damond, 2018 death of Thursman Blevins and 2019 fatal killing of Brian Quinones.

The masked narrator said the death of George Floyd is "just the tip of the iceberg" and said officers who kill people "and commit crimes need to be held accountable."

Anonymous then calls for criminal charges to be brought against all cops involved in the death of Floyd, not just Derek Chauvin.

Chauvin was arrested on Friday night on third-degree murder charges and second-degree manslaughter charges.

Anonymous posted the video on Day 5 of widespread violence, looting and riots across the United States, which have so far resulted in the death of a Federal Service Police Officer and hundreds arrested.

It said the world is "starting to wake up" and the group are becoming "increasingly angry every time they see blood needlessly spilled without consequence."

Finally, the group said it does not trust the Minneapolis Police Department to "carry out justice" and told the force to "expect" them.

The Minneapolis Police Department's website appears to have gone down since the posting, but it is unclear if Anonymous had a part to play.

Anonymous ended the message with a reference to the bible, stating: "We are legion."

It refers to The Christian New Testament gospels of Matthew (8:28-34) where Jesus meets a man possessed by demons.

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