John Harrington, Minnesota’s public safety commissioner said during a press conference today that he’s aware of “White Supremacists” who have “posted things on platforms about coming to Minnesota,” suggesting he would investigate if any of those who have been arrested match.
We have begun analyzing the data of who we arrested and doing what ..is almost similar to our Covid. It’s contact tracing. Who are they associated with?What platforms are they advocating for? We have seen things like White Supremacist organizers who have posted things on platforms about coming to Minnesota. We are checking to do the folks that we have made arrests on, that we have information are they connected to those platforms.
Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington says they've begun contact tracing arrestees.
"Who are they associated with? What platforms are they advocating for? … Is this organized crime? … We are in the process right now of building that information network." pic.twitter.com/U0KNIVHnf6
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 30, 2020
In as response to speculation as to who is to be held responsible for the chaotic protests, President Trump offered his opinion, tweeting:
It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!
These are “Organized Groups” that have nothing to do with George Floyd. Sad!