Saturday 30th May 2020

 

America is burning. Over 30 cities are now seeing protests, and 25 are calling curfews. LA has declared a state of emergency along with the National Guard deployed, as have a handful of others. Worst hit still remains Minneapolis, and its coming fifth night of violence.

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The Minneapolis Riots map shows several main streets heavily affected by damage and fire, the city centre, and spreading to its sister city centre (known as the Twin Cities), St Paul:

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zoomed in:

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To appreciate a scale of the destruction, here is a list of the businesses damaged or destroyed:

FIRE DAMAGE

7 Mile Fashion
United States Post Office
Affordable Housing Development
Arby’s
Atlas Staffing
AutoZone Auto Parts
AutoZone Auto Parts
Bismillah Grocery & Coffee
Bling-Bling Beauty Supply
Chicago Furniture Warehouse
Citi Trends
CFSC New Money Express
Cricket Wireless
El Sabor Chuchi
Family Dollar
Fatima African Hair Braiding
GM Tobacco & Super Vapor
H&R Block
Hexagon Bar
Holiday
Home Choice Stores
Hop Wong
Lake Street Tobacco
Lloyd’s Pharmacy
maX it PAWN
Metro by T-Mobile
Minnehaha Lake Wine & Spirits
Mirasol Express
MoneyGram
NAPA Auto Parts – Genuine Parts Company
Nguyen Architects, Inc.
Physicians Group
O’Reilly Auto Parts
Quality Tobacco
Uncle Hugo’s / Uncle Edgar’s Bookstore
Shell / Tobacco Shop
Speedway
Town Talk Diner & Gastropub
U 2 Nails
Wendy’s
Residential Home Columbus Ave
21st Ave S Vehicle Fire x2
2932 Park Ave Minneapolis
35W North at Washington
7-Sigma Inc.
ACE Cash Express
Addis Ababa Restaurant
Big Top Wines & Spirits
Bole Ethiopian Cuisine
Boost Mobile
Chicago Ave Vehicle Fire
Cub Foods
Dakota County Western Service Center – Apple Valley
Dollar General
Dollar General
Du Nord Craft Spirits
El Nuevo Rodeo
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Fade Factory
Family Dollar
Foot Locker
Foot Locker
Furniture Barn
GameStop
Gandhi Mahal Restaurant
Great Clips
HD Laundry
Holiday Station
Integrated Staffing Solutions
Iron Door Pub
Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct
Little Caesars Pizza
LV’s Barbershop
maX it PAWN
maX it PAWN
Metro PCS
Midori’s Floating World Cafe
Midtown Corner Low Income Housing
Migizi Communications
O’Reilly Auto Parts
O’Reilly Auto Parts
O’Reilly Auto Parts
Olympic Cafe
Popeyes
Laddatude Tattoo
Neighbors One Stop Inc. Gas Station
Rongo’s Auto Service
Sabri Properties
Schooner Tavern
Sol Travel
Speedway
Speedway
Speedway
Sports Dome
Springboard for the Arts
Stop N Shop
T.J. Maxx
Target
Teppanyaki Grill and Supreme Buffet
Total Wireless
TwinCare Dental
U.S. Bank Branch
U.S. Bank Branch
Walgreens
Walgreens
Winner Gas Station
Wells Fargo Bank
Wells Fargo Bank

DAMAGE

1 Life CBD Products
J Klips
SoPHI Apartments
Fifth Street Towers
365 Nicollet
Valerie’s Taqueria Inc
Hennepin Lake Liquor Store
ICC Wireless
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Pineda Tacos
Subway
Piff
Como Tap
Penn Gas Stop
The Fremont Restaurant & Bar
Broadway Liquor Outlet
Skol Liquors
ALDI Grocery
Dollar Tree
Hi Lake Liquors
CSL Plasma
Speedway
East Lake Library
Precision Tune Auto Care
Dairy Queen
Sabri Commons
Papa Murphy’s | Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza
Planet Fitness
Holiday
Domino’s Pizza
Walgreens
LA Skin Care & Spa
Urban Forage Winery and Cider House
Car-X Tire & Auto
Galactic Pizza
Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
Minnesota Transitions Charter School
See Eyewear
Laundromax LLC
Soderberg’s Floral & Gift
Hennepin Healthcare East Lake Clinic
Seward Pharmacy
Electra Tune Tire & Auto
Walgreens
Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits
Seward Community Co-op – Franklin Store
Midtown Global Market
Briva Health
BMO Harris Bank – Only Drive-Up Open
TCF Bank ATM
Studiiyo23
DTLR
Zipps Liquors
Uptown Pawn
Target
Chicago Lake Liquors
East Lake Liquor Store
Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Gifts & Foods
Hamdi Restaurant
Freewheel Bike Midtown Bike Center
Hudson Hardware
Birchwood Cafe
CVS Uptown
Timberland
Sunny’s Hair & Wigs
Thurston’s Jewelers
Banadir Pharmacy
SEPHORA
GameStop Uptown
Indulge & Bloom Uptown
H&M Uptown
Apple Uptown
Urban Outfitters Uptown
Smokeless – Vape and CBD
AutoZone Auto Parts
Buzz Mart
Noodles and Company
The Vitamin Shoppe Hamline
Sprint Store
Midway Tobacco and Vapor
T-Mobile
Leeann Chin
America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses
BP
Discount Tire
TCF Bank
Lululemon
Ananya Dance Theatre
7 Miles Sportwear
Fire ‘N’ Ice
Liquor Barrel
R.F. Moeller Jeweler
The Fixery
Target
CVS Pharmacy
Boost Mobile
Advance Auto Parts
Speedway
Park Nicollet Clinic Minneapolis
Penzeys Spices
Walgreens
McDonald’s
Walgreens
First Grand Avenue Liquor Store
To New York
Peking Garden
Five Guys
Holiday
Honda Town
Tires Plus
Walgreens
MPS Center for Adult Learning
Cutz Too Barber Shop
El Pollo de los Santos
Degan Childcare Center
Cadillac Pawn & Jewelry
Electronics for Less
Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Lake Plaza
Holiday Station
Gold’n Treasures
Holiday Stationstores
GameStop – Brooklyn Center
Walmart Supercenter – Brooklyn Center
T-Mobile – Brooklyn Center
Family Dollar – Brooklyn Center
Walgreens – Brooklyn Center
Ax-Man Surplus
Park & Lake Car Wash
Sew Simple
Juxtaposition Arts
Walgreens
Untitled
Northtown Mall – Blaine
Hawthorne Crossings
Cub Foods – Sun Ray Shopping Center Maplewood
Cub Liquor – Sun Ray Shopping Center Maplewood
Best Buy – Roseville
Target – Roseville
Walmart Supercenter – Roseville
Rosedale Center – Roseville
Ombibulous
Tobacco & Mas
Nowak’s Liquor & Wine – West St. Paul
Famous Footwear – West St. Paul
Speedway
Metro by T-Mobile – West St. Paul
Boost Mobile – West St. Paul
Foot Locker
Broadway Clinic
Speedway
The Jewelers
A-1 Lock Service by Kee Wee
Walgreens
McDonald’s
A Auto Mall
Turf Club
Gordon Parks High School
Trader Joe’s
Speedway
Holiday Station
Birthright
Kmart
Minneapolis Central Library
Cork Dork Wine Co
Minneapolis Carbone’s Pizza & Pub
Casablanca Foods
Speedway
B-Squad
Pat’s Tap
Great Health Nutrition
The Hub Bike Co-op
Walgreens
MGM Wine & Spirits
Walgreens – White Bear Lake
Walfoort Liquor Store
Sun Foods
Trend Bar
Taco Bell
Vig Guitars
Pawn America – Roseville
Goodwill – St. Paul
Verizon
Target
Speedway
Marathon Gas
Tibet Store
Familia Skateshop
Ken & Norm’s Liquor
Walgreens
Landmark’s Uptown Theatre
CB2
Palm Beach Tan
Mucci’s Italian
Lyndale Tobacco
Walgreens
Hennepin County WIC Office
MTS Secondary
Aldi
Master Collision – Minneapolis
White Castle
Pantry Food Market
E And L Supermarket And Deli
Subway
Matt’s Bar and Grill
Holiday Station
Everett’s Foods & Meats
Paper Source
USA Smoke Shop
Nokomis Shoe Shop
Speedway
First Cherokee Bank
CVS
Target
Starbucks
4Marq Apartments
Cub Foods
White Castle
Speedway
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Origami Restaurant
Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op
Sprint Store
Office Depot
Sprint Store
BMO Harris Bank
Boost Mobile
Speedway
15th St East Minneapolis
Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar
Whittier Clinic & Pharmacy
Dollar Tree
Yuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant
Xcel Energy
Whiskey Junction
The Nic on Fifth
Sanaag Restaurant and Coffee
Salon Levante
Sally Beauty
Running Room
Ribnick Luxury Outerwear
Ragstock
Phenom
Parkway Pizza
Office Depot
Merwin Liquors Minneapolis
Martin Patrick 3
John Fluevog Shoes
Infinite Vapor Uptown
Giordano’s
Giant Wash Coin Laundry
Firefly Credit Union
El Chuchi Market
Dogwood Coffee Bar – Uptown
Cal Surf
Bondesque
AT&T Store
Anthony’s Pipe & Cigar Lounge
Walgreens Pharmacy
Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
Hook Fish & Chicken
H&R Block
Pearle Vision
Kyle’s Market
Metro by T-Mobile
Kitchen Window
T-Mobile
Walgreens
Brite Dental Center
Extreme Noise Records
Hibachi Buffet
Urban Tails Pet Supply
Chris Kvale Cycles
El Nuevo Miramar
Yusuf Center
International Bazaar
Cost Cutters
Little Caesar’s
African Development Center
Annex by Opitz Outlet
North End Hardware & Rental
All Washed Up
Union Liquors
Family Dollar
Sabri Properties
Pizza Hut
Dream Haven Books & Comics

 

Violence as left and right wing clash is pronounced:

 

 

As with the police, alongside footage of them pepper spraying /shooting news crews and people in their homes or standing on their porch.

 

 

These two students were singled out, beaten and tasered, and charged with breaking curfew, the cars in front and all around notably ignored.

And meanwhile the looting continues:

 

 

It appears POTUS, increasingly embattled in the White House as protesters chant outside, is picking sides. He didn’t even mention the protests or George Floyd till two briefings later, where he announced he had spoken to the family, the best. The brother of Floyd mentioned they hadn’t even been allowed to speak.

 

 

As night falls, and the running battles take the streets, America searches for its soul

 

 

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