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A black candidate for the Minnesota state legislature who is supported by Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Gov. Tim Walz screamed obscenities at a group of white teenage girls in a suburban neighborhood on Saturday and threatened to burn down the city of Hugo.
“I’m a black man being terrorized by this f–ing Klansman right here,” DFL candidate John Thompson shouted as he led a protest outside the home of Minneapolis Police Department Lt. Bob Kroll, a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump and president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, the department’s union.
Thompson was leading a small group of Black Lives Matter demonstrators when he spotted the young white girls gathered outside of a nearby home.
“We are terrorized by the Grand Wizard,” Thompson screamed. “Y’all got the grand wizard living in yo g*d d**ned neighborhood.”
“All the Klan exists in Hugo, Minnesota and it’s right here,” Thompson continued.
**Warning: Strong language
All the dumb things the left does pushes people further right.
Every time I see something like this, it solidifies my vote for Trump tenfold.
— Frank the Tank (@RealFrank215) August 16, 2020
They are hell bent on starting a civil war, and it will not go well for them, guaranteed!
— Donald R. Fuller (@DonaldRFuller1) August 16, 2020
This is why racism will exist for generations to come. Is this man judging people by their skin color?
— Political Juggernaut (@arialjuggernaut) August 16, 2020
Sadly but sure to happen…. the streets will run red as hard working Americans have to start protecting their family and property from these Bolsheviks with force.
— Steve Hosid (@stevehosid) August 16, 2020
One of the people sitting outside the suburban home was wearing a “Blue Lives Matter” t-shirt, according to Alpha News, which had a reporter on the scene.
“Don’t run now. Don’t run now racist white people. I’m here. Oh yeah, we pull up. We pulled the f**k up,” Thompson yelled. “Blue lives ain’t s**t, and if people here don’t support black people, f**k Hugo, Minnesota.”
In another video, Thompson screams that he “can’t unzip this costume” — referring to his black skin.
**Warning: Strong language
More from John Thompson who recently won his Primary for 67A in St. Paul as he yells profanities & anti-police rhetoric w neighborhood children & residents nearby.
"We sick of yo' white a*s!"
Thompson lead BLM protesters to the home of Police Union President Bob Kroll in Hugo pic.twitter.com/kTWfaER7B7
— Alpha News (@AlphaNewsMN) August 16, 2020
“I been black all my life, I can’t scrape this [inaudible] off my skin, by these cowards in these blue uniforms, they can take that s**t off and go back to being regular people, shoppin’ in our stores, makin’ money off our g*dd**n tax dollars,” he yelled.
“I’m glad y’all making them uncomfortable here in Hugo, Minnesota,” Thompson continued to some cheers from the crowd and adding that he and his supporters will go next to neighborhoods in other cities around the state to protest.
“We sick of yo white a** treatin’ us like s**t and act like we comfortable with it. I’m not comfortable gettin’ my a** kicked by you coward-a** white motherf**kers in uniform. And if you uncomfortable with my voice, do somethin’ about it,” Thompson said.
“We coming for everything that you motherf**ers took from us,” he said at another point, according to Alpha News. “This whole g*d d**ned state burned down for 20…dollars. You think we give a f**k about burning Hugo down?”
The group of mostly white BLM supporters who joined Thompson first formed up near the state capitol and drove in a long procession to Kroll’s home. There, they proceeded to block traffic and scream at his house, the Post-Millennial reported.
Thompson won his primary for the state legislature on Tuesday, defeating rival DFL candidate Hoang Murphy by more than 500 votes.
Walz issued a glowing endorsement of Thompson in a statement after his primary victory.
“I’ve known John for years. His fierce advocacy and commitment to his community is exactly what’s needed in the State Legislature right now. I look forward to working with him as the next State Representative for 67A,” Walz said.
Alpha News reported that Thompson has also been endorsed by BLM-supporting Minnesota Attorney General and former U.S. congressman Keith Ellison, as well as U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, another DFL member whose district includes the state capital of St. Paul.
For his part, Kroll has faced calls to resign after pledging to fight for MPD officers’ jobs in the wake of the George Floyd incident and pledges by the Minneapolis city council to get rid of the department altogether.
In June, the city council announced a plan to seek permission from the public to rewrite the city charter so that they can eliminate the police department.
“Without it, we can’t actually have an earnest yearlong conversation with [the] community that will mean anything,” council member Jeremiah Ellison said. “And by making this change, it doesn’t eliminate the police. … Until we have an emergency response system that is ready to deploy, we’re going to have police in its place.”
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