Unrest in Mpls Results in 130 Arrests

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some activists in Minneapolis say the unrest that resulted in 130 arrests and left businesses damaged show the community is on edge.

Wednesday’s unrest started after a Black man killed himself in a downtown retail area, but there were initial rumors that it was a police shooting.

With tensions and anger running high since the May 25 death of George Floyd, some activists say community members are mobilizing more quickly as incidents occur — refusing to wait for explanations from a Police Department they don’t trust.

But other activists say the damage that resulted was due to opportunists who wanted to commit crimes.

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