Protests erupted in late May and into June after a Minneapolis police officer killed a black man named George Floyd using excessive force during an arrest.
Looters busted windows and raided a Target store then moved on to an AutoZone.
The AutoZone was completely engulfed in flames.
An entire block in south Minneapolis was set on fire!
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 28, 2020
Minneapolis the morning after riots and fires looked eerie.
Morning after the protests and riots in Minneapolis of the police killing George Floyd. It’s eerie pic.twitter.com/UVF2ltmL7E
— Max Nesterak (@maxnesterak) May 28, 2020
More than 1,500 businesses and buildings were damaged or destroyed in the George Floyd riots.
"By Thursday morning, what had been an active construction site was reduced to a pile of smoldering ashes atop what was left of the concrete first-floor space."
— Brian Patrick Eha 💥 (@brianeha) May 29, 2020
Now the city of Minneapolis is requiring the owners of businesses destroyed in the riots to pay their remaining taxes for 2020 before they will issue them a permit to clean up the remains of their former businesses.
Democrats allowed the riots and violence and now the business owners have to pay for it.
Minneapolis is requiring owners of properties destroyed or damaged in the riots after George Floyd's killing to prepay the second half of their 2020 property taxes to obtain a demolition permit. That's leaving wreckage in place, unlike in St. Paul. https://t.co/Uz1Y6vOd7c
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) August 12, 2020