A Monmouth poll has found that 54% of Americans believe that burning down a Minneapolis police precinct was a justified response to the death of George Floyd.
In the poll, conducted between May 28 and June 1, those surveyed were asked to categorize the burning of the precinct police building as "fully justified, partially justified, or not at all justified."
The results showed that 17% considered the act fully justified, while an additional 37% said it was partially justified. That means more than half of respondents believed there was a moral justification for the riotous destruction.
Protesters began demonstrating outside the third precinct building after four officers of the precinct were involved in the death of Floyd. After Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey ordered the building abandoned, the protesters turned into rioters, stormed the building, and set fire to it.
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