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Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:24 PM

Police: 'Umbrella Man' was a white supremacist trying to incite George Floyd rioting

Source: StarTribune

Police say the suspect has been identified, but no charges had been filed as of Tuesday afternoon.

A masked man who was seen in a viral video smashing the windows of a south Minneapolis auto parts store during the George Floyd protests, earning him the moniker “Umbrella Man,” is suspected to be a member of the Hell’s Angels biker gang seeking to incite racial tension in a demonstration that until then had been peaceful, police said.

A Minneapolis police arson investigator said the man’s actions at the AutoZone on East Lake Street set off a chain reaction that led to days of looting and rioting. The building was later burned to the ground.

“This was the first fire that set off a string of fires and looting throughout the precinct and the rest of the city,” Erika Christensen wrote in a search warrant affidavit filed in court this week. “Until the actions of the person your affiant has been calling ‘Umbrella man,’ the protests had been relatively peaceful. The actions of this person created an atmosphere of hostility and tension. Your affiant believes that this individual’s sole aim was to incite violence.”

Police identified the suspect thanks to a tip that came via email last week, Christensen said.

This tweet link is the video of him in action:




Read more: https://www.startribune.com/police-umbrella-man-was-a-white-supremacist-trying-to-incite-george-floyd-rioting/571932272/



Why the delay on charges?
We can only assume...

Mainstream media needs to pick up on this one.
The riots were NOT the protestors, it was thugs like this!

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Reply Police: 'Umbrella Man' was a white supremacist trying to incite George Floyd rioting (Original post)
mysteryowl Jul 2020 OP
soothsayer Jul 2020 #1
mysteryowl Jul 2020 #3
Blue Owl Jul 2020 #2
Bengus81 Jul 2020 #4
Walleye Jul 2020 #8
RussBLib Jul 2020 #5
IronLionZion Jul 2020 #6
Walleye Jul 2020 #7
bamagal62 Jul 2020 #9
Sapient Donkey Jul 2020 #16
Duppers Jul 2020 #10
suegeo Jul 2020 #11
Judi Lynn Jul 2020 #12
progressive nobody Jul 2020 #13
csziggy Jul 2020 #15
Hotler Jul 2020 #14
mysteryowl Jul 2020 #17
Sgent Jul 2020 #18
mysteryowl Jul 2020 #19
JonLP24 Jul 2020 #20
Kid Berwyn Jul 2020 #21
Devil Child Jul 2020 #22
Judi Lynn Jul 2020 #23

Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:25 PM

1. Who woulda thunk it

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:27 PM

3. Right, big surprise that he was a white supremacist

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:27 PM

2. Hey Donny -- someones destroying a city and it's not antifa

It's one of YOUR white power goons, you fucking idiot

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:32 PM

4. No charges filed?? He was FUCKING breaking out windows

How about all those arrested in Portland for walking down a street??

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:44 PM

8. Also he was inciting a riot. Clear case.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:32 PM

5. some arrests and convictions would be very helpful

Might just diffuse some of the "protestors are terrorists!" bullshit we keep getting.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:33 PM

6. These assholes have been wanting a civil war for a long time

a sort of race war to give them excuses to commit atrocities. The incite riots to justify their racist beliefs.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:43 PM

7. That was obvious to anybody who saw it. Why did it take so long.

They have no “antifa” in custody.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 02:54 PM

9. Why did it take so long?

There was video of it a day or so after the protests.
It was clear as day that he started it.
And, what’s with the black umbrellas?
They seem to be everywhere at the protests and most of them up near the frontlines.

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Response to bamagal62 (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 07:32 PM

16. Tip came in a week ago.

I believe the umbrellas are meant to hinder identification via stationary cameras and drones.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 04:38 PM

10. Nightly news should be covering this...Remember...

Remember these articles from back in June?

Did we see this exposed on the nightly news broadcasts?

*A white supremacist channel on Telegram encouraged its followers to spark violence to start a race war in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd, Politico reported, citing an internal Department of Homeland Security memo.

*Citing the FBI, the note said that two days after Floyd's death, the channel "incited followers to engage in violence and start the 'boogaloo' — a term used by some violent extremists to refer to the start of a second Civil War — by shooting in a crowd."

*One of the messages in the channel called for potential shooters to "frame the crowd around you" for the violence, the note said, according to Politico.

*Other media outlets have also reported on white supremacist groups weaponizing protests against police brutality to incite violence.

*Meanwhile, several Republican officials, including President Donald Trump, have blamed "antifa" for the violence and some have suggested protesters should be hunted down like terrorists.


https://www.businessinsider.com/white-supremacist-telegram-channel-encourages-violence-george-floyd-protests-2020-6


I don't remember broadcast media covering much of this but they covered the WH racist blaming "antifa."

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 04:40 PM

11. Same assholes harassed a woman and a 4 year old

at the end of June, 2020. In Stillwater MN.

So the assholes were operating from end of May thru end of June. Bet they are still at it. The prison gang has been at it for quite awhile, most active in Kentucky and Minnesota. There is a prison in Stillwater.

[link:https://www.kare11.com/article/news/local/breaking-the-news/woman-reports-aryan-cowboy-brotherhood-motorcycle-group-in-stillwater/89-57083c87-4455-4608-91bd-553c19a2da1f|]

"Something was *extra* wrong, wrong beyond a group nazis walking casually down a busy street in broad daylight obviously trying to signal to me that they saw my presence and weren’t too happy," she wrote.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 04:46 PM

12. It's almost unbelievable the police department has publicly affirmed what happened!

Everyone knew he was a provocateur from the first, especially the kid who followed him step for step, heckling him.

Thank you, so much for catching this, mysteryowl. It makes my day to see it! Wonderful.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 05:57 PM

13. Hey, Barr here is your Antifa Terrorist!

 

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Response to progressive nobody (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 07:27 PM

15. Actually they are the PROfa terrorists! nt

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 07:13 PM

14. This biker or his club may have been already in trouble. And the cops made a deal with him.

Start a little provocateur trouble for us and some of the shit we have on you can go away. wink, wink Might be the reason they are dragging their feet with announcing a charge.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 10:10 PM

17. It sounds to me like something they would do.

The people of Mpls will not stand for this! If he is not arrested and charged there will be a lot of noise!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 10:28 PM

18. They are still investigating

the identity. The only way we know the guy's name is because it was on a search warrant application for cell phone records (which I assume they will use to corroborate other evidence). According to the NY Times it wasn't until they contacted him that he realized he was under investigation -- which is a likely screw up by the police.

They probably want him for the maximum sentence which is 20 years + 10 years for a terrorism enhancement.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/28/us/umbrella-man-identified-minneapolis.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

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Response to Sgent (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 10:31 PM

19. Wow, thanks for the update!

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Tweety bird.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:20 AM

20. Kicking for visibility

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 06:24 PM

21. Kick for an important story.

The Agent Provocateur is a fascist.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 09:29 PM

22. someone needs to stop umbrella man before he can use his psychic powers again

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 05:54 AM

23. Umbrella Man: Minneapolis suspect linked to white supremacists


29 July 2020



Police in Minneapolis say a man known as "Umbrella Man", seen damaging property in the city during the Black Lives Matter protests, has links to white supremacy groups.

People took to the city's streets following the death there in May of George Floyd, an unarmed black man.

Police say Umbrella Man helped turn the largely peaceful protests violent.

Footage of the man wearing a mask and carrying an umbrella while smashing shop windows went viral online.

More:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53579099

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