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'People did this for no reason': community reaction to riots, neighborhood damage

KSTP
Updated: May 30, 2020 02:41 PM
Created: May 30, 2020 11:02 AM

Saturday, the Twin Cities community continued cleaning up destruction from ongoing riots. 

Friday night into Saturday morning, riots continued surrounding the death of George Floyd and subsequent arrest of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. 

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Multiple businesses in south Minneapolis near the 5th Police Precinct were looted and burned. KSTP has been live on the ground covering the latest updates involving the ongoing riots.

KSTP reporter Ben Henry interviewed Stephanie Wilford, a disabled woman who lives near the recent destruction. 

He spoke with Wilford at a shopping plaza as neighbors worked to clean up after looters. Wilford said she fears she will have nowhere to get her essentials in the midst of damage to her neighborhood as well as the shutdown of Metro Transit.

Wilford said what happened to George Floyd was tragic, but "he is in a better place than we are."

Click the video box above for the full interview.


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