In any large demonstration here in the United States, there are often several different forces at play, and not all of them are visible to the naked eye.
Both Antifa and white supremacist groups tend to find their way into the heavier skirmishes that play out on city streets, which is something that has been true for years…if not decades. Both groups have a vested interest in inciting violence, albeit for different reasons. If they can lay spark to a powder keg, they’ll both be advancing their goals.
There is possible evidence emerging of this being the case in Minneapolis today.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said rough estimates indicate that about 20% of protesters are Minnesotans and about 80% are from outside the region.
“We understand that the catalyst for this was Minnesota” and its inability to deal with inequities, Walz said.
“I’m not trying to deflect in any way,” Walz said.
Walz is “fully mobilizing” the National Guard in Minneapolis in an attempt to enforce an 8pm curfew meant to prevent the scene from devolving into more chaos.
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