Michael Moore calls for 'evil' Minnesota police department to be 'demolished'

Sanjana Varghese
Friday 29 May 2020 14:00
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Unrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota has been ongoing for more than three days now.

Since the death of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of four police officers in Minneapolis, protesters have taken to the city to demand change.

They started to gather on Wednesday and various groups have been involved in protests and riots since. Protesters are calling for charges to be filled against the officers involved in the death of George Floyd.

Footage and photos from the protests are circulating widely on social media. Recent footage showed a police station which was set on fire in the city.

Many celebrities and political commentators have tweeted about it, and now Michael Moore, the documentary film maker, has weighed in too.

He posted a tweet saying that the precinct should be burned down, and should be rebuilt with “kind people”.

He also posted a follow up tweet where he mentioned other, recent instances of police brutality against several black people in the US.

Moore is a controversial figure who recently criticised Joe Biden about his lack of enthusiasm for the presidential race.

Moore is best known as the director of Bowling for Columbine, a film about school shootings, and his most recent work, Planet of Humans, which came out earlier this year but was removed from Youtube, and has been criticised as misleading and inaccurate based on its environmental claims.

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