Amid a second night of rioting and clashes between police and protesters in Minnesota, Twitter found its own battleground – reacting in a morally superior and politically convenient way to the ransacking of a Dollar Tree store.
🚨#BREAKING: fire and Smoke is billowing out of the Dollar Tree. as looting has started for a second night
— R A W S 🚨 L E R T S (@Rawsalerts) April 13, 2021
Btw. Looters. pic.twitter.com/heo0SiLG3d
— Sophia (Checkmark Killa) Narwitz (@SophNar0747) April 13, 2021
The latest spree of racially charged protesting and violence in the US was triggered by the death of African American man Daunte Wright, who was shot by a police officer while trying to drive away from a patrol.
The second night of protests on Monday was fueled by the release earlier in the day of body-cam footage of the incident. The police suggested that the officer pulled out her firearm instead of her taser by mistake.