Minnesota Authorities Admit Officers Slashed Car Tires During Protests

 Tuesday, June 09, 2020 – by Common Dreams  ‘Who Does This Protect?’ 

“Medics over there. News crews. Random people that were just here to protest and—tires slashed.”

An officer dressed in a military uniform punctures the tires of a car on May 31, 2020 in Minneapolis. (Photo: Global News/Screengrab)

Minnesota authorities on Monday admitted that state patrol troopers and Minneapolis police officers slashed the tires of dozens of parked cars late last month during protests over the killing of George Floyd, leaving demonstrators, medics, and journalists stranded.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety confirmed that the tactic was used after videos posted to social media showed officers dressed in military uniforms using knives to puncture the tires of idle vehicles as protests against police brutality and racial injustice erupted across Minneapolis.

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