Rep. Waters tells people to be “more confrontational” if Derek Chauvin is acquitted

by Jenny Mount · Apr 19th, 2021 10:50 am

Last Updated Apr 20th, 2021 at 4:06 pm

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is urging demonstrators to "stay in the street" and become "more confrontational" if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is acquitted of killing George Floyd.

Upon her arrival to Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Waters joined demonstrations over the police shooting of Daunte Wright.

"I'm going to fight with all of the people who stand for justice," Waters said. "We've got to get justice in this country and we cannot allow these killings to continue."

Waters also called for additional protests.

"We've got to stay on the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational," the California representative said. "We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business."

Waters said she hopes Chauvin is convicted of killing Floyd.

"I hope we're going to get a verdict that will say guilty, guilty, guilty," said Waters of the Chauvin trial. "And if we don't, we cannot go away."

🔦 Chauvin, who was accused of killing Floyd during the attempted arrest in May 2020, has been charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.


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