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By: Chris White
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan asserted Sunday night that “white men” are responsible for much of the widespread destruction across the country during protests against the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after an officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes.
“I want to acknowledge that much of the violence and destruction, both here in Seattle and across the country, has been instigated and perpetuated by white men,” she wrote Sunday night on Twitter, adding that they “experience the height of privilege and are co-opting peaceful demonstrations.”
I want to acknowledge that much of the violence and destruction, both here in Seattle and across the country, has been instigated and perpetuated by white men.— Mayor Jenny Durkan (@MayorJenny) May 31, 2020
Durkan is not the only person blaming white people for much of the violence.
Demonstrations across the country turned violent yet again Sunday night as activists set cars ablaze in Washington, D.C. and looted businesses across the country in protest of the death of Floyd.
I was just sent this on the ground view of the truck that drove into a crowd of protesters on 35W in Minneapolis: pic.twitter.com/I5Pl0NkSix— Kyle Hooten (@KyleHooten2) May 31, 2020
BuzzFeed reporter Brianna Sacks reported Sunday afternoon that one woman in Santa Monica, California pleaded with looters not to smash and grab private property, telling them: “We don’t want Trump re-elected, please don’t do this.” Sacks reported that most of the businesses on 4th street in Santa Monica were looted.