At about some few minutes past 10:30 last night in Minneapolis Protesters have set a Minneapolis police station on fire and shows no sign of slowing down—
Report says the protesters are not deterred by anything, they appear to be ratcheting up in intensity, with protesters setting a police precinct on fire.
Police had set up a fence around the precinct earlier, but it has since been pushed over and thousands of protesters are crowding around the precinct, climbing up the building and lighting its exterior on fire.
a protester told CNN NEWS that “The precinct is on fire. We don’t know where the police are,” CNN National Correspondent Sara Sidner said “The fire alarm is going on inside … People are cheering and more fireworks are going off as the police precinct is burning.”
There is no sound of a siren in the background, and no sign of firefighters arriving — a stark contrast to the protests last night, when multiple fire trucks arrived to put out fires.
“The police have made a calculated decision that they’re not going to enforce what we’re seeing behind us,” said CNN Correspondent Josh Campbell, who is also at the scene.
It may be because the police know their presence could further inflame tensions and make the situation escalate, Campbell added. “It’s a dangerous and volatile situation here. I think the police know that.”