Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey described moving churches up to 25 percent capacity as a "recipe in Minneapolis for a public health disaster." Meanwhile, they are giving out free masks to protesters and rioters wreaking havoc on the city.
"I support our governor, I think he's doing a tremendous job and he's looking out for the entire state of Minnesota, whereas I'm looking out for the unique characteristics associated with the city of Minneapolis," Frey said. "Moving up to 25 percent capacity and up to 250 people in places of worship is a recipe in Minneapolis for a public health disaster."
— Mayor Jacob Frey (@MayorFrey) May 24, 2020
During a please for peace Thursday night, the Minneapolis Mayor said masks were being given to rioters in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.
"The City encourages everyone to exercise caution to stay safe while participating in demonstrations, including wearing masks and physical distancing as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19," a press release read. "The City has made hundreds of masks available to protesters this week."
Minneapolis, Minnesota made it mandatory for people to wear masks in public indoor spaces.
Mayor @Jacob_Frey calls it “simply the right move.”
“They’re wearing masks in Minneapolis because it’s baked into our values. We want to look out for our neighbors.” pic.twitter.com/p9avwr03ek
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) May 25, 2020
Earlier this week Minneapolis Police arrested a CNN crew while they were reporting:
Mayor Frey & Gov Walz have completely lost control in Minneapolis in a catastrophic display of failed leadership.
The city is on fire & they outrageously arrested a CNN crew.@realDonaldTrump called in DOJ to investigate George Floyd’s death.
Clear-eyed justice must be served! https://t.co/QvA6zvYGuu
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) May 29, 2020
The death of George Floyd has created a very tumultuous situation in Minneapolis and across the country.
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