U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., went to protest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Saturday night and told protesters that they needed to “stay on the street,” if Derek Chauvin is acquitted.
“I’m going to fight with all of the people who stand for justice,” Waters told reporters before an 11 p.m. curfew. “We’ve got to get justice in this country and we cannot allow these killings to continue.”
Waters said she was “hopeful” Derek Chauvin would be convicted of murder but said that if he isn’t, “we cannot go away.”
If Chauvin is acquitted Maxine said:
“We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”
“We’ve got to fight for justice,” said.
“This is a very difficult time in the history of this country,” Waters said. “We have to let people know that we are not going to be satisfied unless we get justice in these cases.”
From The New York Post:
Fiery California Rep. Maxine Waters joined hundreds of angry protesters who thronged Brooklyn Center, Minnesota early Sunday, all breaking the 11 p.m. curfew together during a seventh night of protests against the police killing of Daunte Wright.
“We’ve got to stay in the streets, and we’ve got to demand justice,” she urged the crowd, according to one tweeted clip.
“We’re looking for a guilty verdict” in Derek Chauvin’s trial for the police killing of George Floyd, where deliberations will begin next week, she said.
“And if we don’t, we cannot go away,” she added. “We’ve got to get more confrontational.”
Asked about the curfew, she said, “I don’t know what curfew means,” according to another tweeted clip.
Maxine Waters is marching in Brooklyn Center tonight and told people to take to the streets if Chauvin is acquitted pic.twitter.com/RemfvCCLAn— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 18, 2021
I'm in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, for Night 7 of protests following an officer's killing of Daunte Wright.— Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs (@NickAtNews) April 18, 2021
People are again grilling and have brought a bunch of veggies and other groceries (third pic) for residents.
There is a curfew at 11pm.
I'll be posting updates here. pic.twitter.com/7JQ30cJhqU
All is peaceful here in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, where hundreds have gathered for a 7th straight night following the killing of Daunte Wright.— Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs (@NickAtNews) April 18, 2021
Things can change quickly, as they did last night when police say they arrested 136 — more than any other night. But Thurs night? 0. pic.twitter.com/oQHqkfovVt
Still all peaceful here in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, where a few hundred people are chanting across from the Police Department. pic.twitter.com/qArexnLRlY— Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs (@NickAtNews) April 18, 2021