Rep. Waters Marches In MN, Urges Protesters To ‘Stay In The Streets’ & ‘Fight For Justice’ If Chauvin Is Acquitted

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) crossed state lines to march with protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on Saturday evening, urging demonstrators to “stay on the street” and “fight for justice” if Derek Chauvin is acquitted in his trial.

“I’m going to fight with all of the people who stand for justice,” the 82-year-old congresswoman told reporters shortly before an 11 p.m. curfew. “We’ve got to get justice in this country and we cannot allow these killings to continue.”

“We’re looking for a guilty verdict. We’re looking for a guilty verdict. And we’re looking to see if all the talk that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd– if nothing does not happen, then we know that we’ve not only got to stay in the streets, that we’ve got to fight for justice,” Rep. Waters declared.

“But I am very hopeful and I hope that we’re going to get a verdict that say, ‘guilty, guilty, guilty’, and if we don’t, we cannot go away,” she insisted, optimistic that Chauvin would be convicted of murder.

Asked what protesters should do if the former police officer isn’t found guilty of murdering George Floyd, Waters told reporters, “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.”

The California Democrat lawmaker reportedly said she plans to stay in Minnesota until Monday when closing arguments are expected in the Chauvin trial, according to New York Times reporter Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs. Video Below

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Others appearing in Brooklyn Center on Saturday included the Rev. Jesse Jackson. The crowd was demonstrating for the seventh straight night against the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright, 20, during a traffic stop last Sunday, Fox News reported.

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The clashes have included demonstrators throwing objects at police. Police arrested more than 100 people Friday but it was unclear if any arrests were made Saturday.

The officer who allegedly killed Wright, identified as Kim Potter, resigned last week, as did the Brooklyn Center police chief. Potter claimed she accidentally grabbed her gun instead of a stun gun and shot Wright with the firearm. She faces manslaughter charges.

Waters reportedly left the protest shortly before the curfew took effect. A small crowd remained defiant after the curfew began.

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