A speaker during last Saturday’s Black Lives Matter protest in Hugo, Minnesota explicitly threatened to burn down the neighborhood and told residents they need to start paying additional rent because they live on “stolen land.”
“It’s traumatizing to come out here and have to say our relatives’s f–ing names when they can’t be here with us no more. So f– you for laughing because this s– ain’t no f–ing joke. And that little brown girl that was over there, it’s only a matter of time before you guys f– her up too. Y’all laughing like we won’t burn this city down, motherf–er,” said the speaker, who wasn’t identified before she began talking.
Her comments were made during a protest outside the home of Bob Kroll, the president of the Minneapolis police union.
“That house down there, this house can look like that [if you] let one more black man or brown man be killed,” she continued, referring to a house in the neighborhood that recently burned down.
“We’re coming. And don’t forget, all these bougie-ass f–ing houses are built on Native f–ing land that you guys need to f–ing pay rent for because this is stolen f–ing land. Pay the f– up. Drink your f–ing beer but pay four f–ing rent, you ugly bitch,” the speaker concluded.
Meanwhile, Democratic Gov. Tim Walz hasn’t commented on his endorsement of DFL House candidate John Thompson, who was at the center of a viral video captured by Alpha News during the protest in which he screamed profanities at a group of young girls and threatened to set fire to the neighborhood.