A Black Lives Matter activist said “all hell is gonna break loose” if former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin isn’t convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd.
“If George Floyd’s murderer is not sentenced, just know that all hell is gonna break loose,” model and activist Maya Echols told her roughly 500,000 TikTok followers, the Daily Wire first reported.
“Don’t be surprised when buildings are on fire. Just saying,” she added.
“Justice” apparently now means people riot in the street if they don’t get the conviction that they want…😳 pic.twitter.com/yeZ62Y6fWN
— Kelly Campagna (@warriorwoman91) April 5, 2021
In a previous video, Echols said she likes to wear her Black Lives Matter mask to her local grocery store to irritate conservatives.
“My new favorite guilty pleasure is going to the grocery store with this mask on,” she said. “I live in a predominantly white area … and the looks I get from these conservatives are crazy, like y’all would be shocked.”
“Like, I get so much pleasure out of seeing somebody upset because I’m saying my life matters,” Echols continued, according to the Daily Wire.
Black Lives Matter Minnesota also made it clear that it expects a conviction in a list of demands released ahead of Chauvin’s trial.
The first demand on the list says that Black Lives Matter expects Chauvin to “be convicted and sent to prison.”
“The jury selection process in the United States is still racist. We demand a Black woman and man whose ancestors descend from slavery be on the jury,” states the second demand.
Other demands call for “community control of the police,” a “national database of killer cops,” slavery reparations, and proper compensation for the families of those who have died while in police custody.
Nekima Levy Armstrong, a Minneapolis civil rights attorney and popular Black Lives Matter activist, said in a recent article that she and her peers are “demanding, seeking and expecting a 2nd degree murder and manslaughter conviction against Derek Chauvin.”
“A murder conviction in this case will send a signal to white police officers in Minnesota and elsewhere that they are no longer above the law,” she said. “George Floyd deserves justice, and so do all of the other stolen lives. And the world needs to know that in Minneapolis, we won’t rest until we get it.”