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Many incidents of slashing of car tires were reported when the unrest prevailed in Minneapolis. Many protesters, news crews, and medics in Minneapolis found themselves stranded after recent protests: The tires of their cars had been slashed.

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What is the News Claim: Many incidents of slashing of car tires were reported when the unrest prevailed in Minneapolis. Many protesters, news crews, and medics in Minneapolis found themselves stranded after recent protests: The tires of their cars had been slashed.

TRUTH & Verification: Many such incidents were reported from Minneapolis, following the death of George Floyd. George Floyd a black man died as a police officer knelt over his neck over a longer period of time on the streets.

On June 8, the law enforcement agencies confirmed to startribune that, Two law enforcement agencies acknowledged Monday that officers patrolling Minneapolis during the height of recent protests knifed the tires of numerous vehicles parked and unoccupied in at least two locations in the midst of the unrest. State Patrol troopers strategically deflated tires … in order to stop behaviors such as vehicles driving dangerously and at high speeds in and around protesters and law enforcement.

VERDICT:  True.




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