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."

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."

Earlier this week Minneapolis Police arrested a CNN crew while they were reporting:

The death of George Floyd has created a very tumultuous situation in Minneapolis and across the country.

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