Mennonites gather to support George Floyd protesters in Minneapolis

Mennonites gather to support George Floyd protesters in Minneapolis

A small gathering of Mennonites offered their solidarity to those protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Friday.

Video of the troupe chanting and singing while in traditional garb on the city’s famous Stone Arch Bridge went viral on Twitter after being posted.

“Support from the #Amish community in Minneapolis,” read a video description, which falsely attributed the protesters as Amish.

Many carried signs with supportive slogans like “Justice for George Floyd” and “Standing Against Systems of Oppression.”

While the protests may have been peaceful during the day, violent riots broke out again in the city for a fourth night in a row as angry citizens took to the street looting and setting fire to local businesses.

On Saturday Minnesota governor Tim Walz said he would mobilize the entire state national guard to take on the rioters. President Trump has warned to unleash the U.S. military if things are not brought under control.

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