Minneapolis Braces For Trial In George Floyd’s Murder

The Washington Post reports:

Determined to avoid a repeat of last summer’s chaos and destruction, which included the burning of the 3rd Precinct police station, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) and other local leaders have sought to display an unprecedented level of security in the city.

The area around the downtown Minneapolis courthouse has been transformed into a militarized zone where armed National Guard troops will soon take up positions alongside local police.

The Hennepin County Government Center, where the trial will be held, and adjacent buildings have been fortified with several blocks of concrete barricades and multiple layers of high-security fencing topped by barbed wire — an intimidating scene unlike anything anyone here can remember.

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