An intersection in Minneapolis where George Floyd took his final breath has become a sort of Mecca for devotees of the BLM movement, who have declared it an “autonomous zone.” The zone’s rules, however, are raising eyebrows.
These ardent believers have gone well beyond wanting a voice and having an opinion on Floyd’s death. There seems to be a cult-like devotion to George Floyd by BLM and Antifa sympathizers in Minneapolis. In addition, they have declared the Minneapolis intersection near where he died an “autonomous zone.” The rules, along with 24 demands, posted within the zone are quite racist, singling out white people with special requirements in an area where violent crimes, murder, and drug abuse have increased substantially.
The rule sign to the George Floyd autonomous zone in Minneapolis has additional rules for white people. Since forming, the area has seen increased violence, criminal activity, drug abuse & even a murder. https://t.co/uifR9Y1GWn
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 22, 2021
Reports from RT USA:
“The intersection of East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has become an infamous address. It was there, last May, George Floyd died at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with murder this week. Since Floyd’s death, the area has seen protests, vigils, and even baptisms in the name of Floyd, as well as four fatal shootings.
For several months, some protesters have blocked traffic at the intersection and declared it an “autonomous zone,” in the vein of the lawless ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone’ that sprung up in Seattle last summer. With Chauvin awaiting sentencing, they apparently have no intention of moving…”
“White people in particular” are advised to “decenter” themselves, a nebulous word lifted straight from the Critical Race Theory texts of academics like Robin DiAngelo and Ibram Kendi.
Furthermore, white people are asked to “be mindful of whether your volume, pace, and movements are supporting or undermining your efforts to decenter yourself,” and should any trouble arise, they’re asked to seek out other whites for help, “so that you will not harm BIPOC [Black, Indigenous and People of Color].”
Finally, white people who witness other white people failing to “decenter” themselves appropriately are asked to step in and defuse the situation, “to take the burden off of Black folks and our siblings of color.”
Caucasian visitors down with these rules can enter ‘George Floyd Square’ to check out the murals, and pay their respects to the late Floyd.
The feckless leftist mayor of Minneapolis doesn’t seem to care about allowing this unconstitutional segregationist “autonomous zone’ to exist for quite some time. Let this be a reminder that public spaces are paid for by all citizens through taxes, so no one can constitutionally be allowed to issue such statements.
Only on Wednesday, though, did the rules get posted on Twitter by conservative reporter Jorge Ventura
“Do they have separate water fountains and bathrooms for white people too?” one commenter quipped, referencing the segregation of the Jim Crow-era South.
Inside the zone, the activists insist that the intersection will remain barricaded off until these demands are met.
Protesters have erected a notice board listing 24 “demands.” Among them are calling for the city to defund its police department, to invest in black neighborhoods, and to free a black criminal they say was wrongly convicted.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, who famously wept at Floyd’s coffin last year, has said that the intersection will not go back to “normal,” but “will not and cannot be an autonomous zone.”
Did you expect anything less from another radical progressive metropolitan mayor that has let his city devolve into a warzone over the past year, with crime and poverty skyrocketing?