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Police claim the masked man, who is hiding in an umbrella and who smashed the windows of a Minneapolis auto parts store two days after George Floyd’s death, has links to a group of white superfoods and specifically sought to inflate racial tensions.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis police arsonist Erika Christensen wrote in a search warrant this week that the man’s actions created a hostile atmosphere and sparked a series of events that turned previously peaceful protests into chaotic ones. She said she believed his “sole purpose was to incite violence.”
Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder told the NPR he could not comment on the investigation, which is “open and proactive.” The NPR did not see the certificate and does not name the man because he was not charged with a crime.
A video of a person in a CarZone with a CarZone hitting an AutoZone window became viral, leading to speculation about the identity of the so-called “Umbrella Man”.
Star Tribune reported that the man also sprayed paint “free (suitable for everyone to fit the area”) on the store door, which was later burned to the ground.
Minneapolis and St. In Paul’s twin cities, about 500 businesses were damaged or looted, nearly 70 of them burned.
“It was the first fire to cause many fires and loot throughout the district and the rest of the city,” Christensen said in a statement. “Until the actions of the man your relative called the ‘umbrella man’ were not quite peaceful.”
She also wrote that searching for the suspect watched “countless hours” of social media videos that were unsuccessful until advice arrived in the police department’s mailbox last week.
The counselor described the man as a member of the Angels of Hell and said he “wants to sow discord and racial unrest by smashing windows and writing down what he did through the double red door.” Star Tribune.
According to Minnesota public radio, members of the community have long suspected outside extremists of trying to crack down on demonstrations against racism and police brutality when Floyd died. Some residents of the Twin Cities reported seeing “images of white supermacists and other far-right vehicles entering their neighborhoods during the protest.”
In the video, the man’s face was obscured by a gas mask, but Christensen wrote in a certified letter that his height coincided with the video, noting “a marked resemblance to the eyes, the bridge of the nose, and the eyebrow area.”
Numerous news portals report that police also linked the man to an incident in June. In Stillwater, Minnesota, when a group of men wearing white suprematism clothing allegedly harassed a Muslim woman who was in a malt shop with her four years. – old daughter.
Reports also say police associate the Umbrella Man and Stillwater incident with the Aryan Cowboy Brotherhood, a small white superpremadential prison, and a street gang headquartered in Minnesota and Kentucky.