A Minneapolis woman who was recording a group of militarized cops patrolling her residential neighborhood in armored cars from her front porch ended up shot in the crotch with a paint canister for not stepping back in her house when ordered to do so.
“Light ’em up!” a man dressed as a soldier yells before one takes careful aim and fires at the woman, forcing her back inside.
“Ow, that hurt, right on the fucking crotch,” a woman is heard saying. “I’m good.”
Tanya Kerrsen posted the video to Twitter Saturday night where it quickly began going viral. She said it was the National Guard and Minneapolis police but judging by the uniforms, it looks to be only police.
Share widely: National guard and MPD sweeping our residential street. Shooting paint canisters at us on our own front porch. Yelling “light em up”
The incident took place after Minneapolis imposed an 8 p.m. curfew which was supposed to last until 6 a.m. Sunday morning. However, it is not clear if the curfew meant that people were not allowed to remain on their front porch.
According to Bring Me the News Minnesota:
Minneapolis is under curfew, as of 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Sunday. The curfew requires people not to travel on city streets, sidewalks or freeways, but doesn’t mention anything about where they must be on their own property. Minneapolis residents have however been told to stay inside after 8 p.m.
Minneapolis police have been joined by more than 4,100 National Guard troops, including assistance from the State Patrol and county law enforcement as part of the city and state’s response to violent demonstrations that have left a trail a destruction in the days since George Floyd died while in-custody of Minneapolis police.
Check out the video.