As anti-police protesters shut down I-94 in St. Paul, Minnesota after an officer was acquitted over the death of a black motorist, a stunning declaration was made in front of the cameras: Minnesota “is Africa.”
Photos show police officers with wooden batons attempting to keep agitators out of the road way after the jury issued a “not guilty” verdict on Friday in the case of Jeronimo Yanez, a St. Paul police officer who shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in July 2016.
But as this from Unicorn Riot shows, they failed miserably:
— Unicorn Riot (@UR_Ninja) June 17, 2017
Another camera captured a protester near the highway speaking to Unicorn Riot.
“Listen up! Y’all don’t understand. This land that you stand on, that you think is America? This is actually Africa. The dear Mississippi that you love? That’s the Nile River,” he shouted.
“This is our land. You are aboriginal indigenous American,” he declared. “You are a Moorish American.”
He went on to demand that he no longer be called “African-American” and wanted to see the police officers’ green cards.
“They need weapons, we don’t need to weapons,” he shouted, “Huh?!? Huh?!?”
“Stop calling us black. We not African-American. We Moorish American,” he said, referring to the Muslim conquerors from the 8th Century.
“We own this land. Know the laws of the land,” the man declared.
Aerial footage from CNN showed hundreds of protesters taking to the streets:
— CNN (@CNN) June 17, 2017