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Kaepernick Issues Ominous Threat on George Floyd Riots: 'We Have the Right To Fight Back'

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Controversial ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick broke his silence on the increasingly violent riots occurring in Minneapolis on Thursday.

The riots were in response to the death of George Floyd on Monday.

While in police custody, Floyd was seen telling police that he could not breathe as an officer knelt on his neck during the arrest and kept his knee there for several minutes after Floyd had stopped moving.

Beginning on Wednesday, the riots became more and more violent, with protesters looting stores and setting buildings on fire.

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Additionally, during the riots, a man was shot dead outside of a Minneapolis pawnshop, according to the New York Post.

In a Twitter post, Kaepernick argued that the violent rioters have a right to “fight back.”

“When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction. The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance,” Kaepernick wrote.

“We have the right to fight back! Rest in Power George Floyd.”

Kaepernick isn’t the only celebrity defending the rioters.

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On Wednesday, rapper Cardi B claimed that Minneapolis protestors have “no choice” but to loot.

“Too much peaceful marches,too much trending hashtags and NO SOLUTIONS! The people are left with NO CHOICE,” the rapper tweeted Wednesday along with a video of people looting a local Target.

Candace Owens, a prominent African-American conservative who has criticized Kapernick in the past, spoke out against the riots in an Instagram post.

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This is Minnesota where black people are now looting and rioting to avenge the death of George Floyd. EXACTLY AS I PREDICTED AND WHY I TOLD YOU NOT TO TAKE THE MEDIA BAIT. No one—not a single solitary person defended or excused the death of George Floyd, so why is this rioting happening? Because that is what the media wanted. Because it’s what they have trained us to do since the mid 60’s, when they married us to the Democrat Party. The race riots of the late sixties should served as a lesson: when black Americans began looting, burning, and rioting in Detroit and Chicago, the white business owners abandoned those flourishing cities, plunging them into the poverty and crime-ridden hubs that we see today. When we riot, we harm NO ONE BUT OURSELVES. To all of you MORONS who couldn’t see this coming and did exactly what the left wanted you to do, drumming up the rhetoric with claims that blacks are constantly under threat and there is no way forward— just who exactly did you think you were helping when you said that? YOU DESTROYED BLACK LIVES. Now, as always, the result will be that black neighborhoods are decimated, black people are arrested, and black families are impoverished, while white liberal politicians will stump on our issues, pretending to be our shoulders to cry on. They will tell us it’s because of systemic oppression and we will believe it and repeat the same bullshit again, EVERY FOUR YEARS. The truth is that WE DO THIS TO OURSELVES. We allow our black youth to be programmed by a satanic media that tells them that they will never be anything, and life will never be fair so they MIGHT AS WELL lead lives of anger and crime. Our inability to THINK through emotional tragedies is our biggest curse, and the Democrat Party’s biggest blessing. But I’m a coon, right? Well I must be a coon with a crystal ball since I keep accurately predicting EXACTLY what will happen every election cycle. You want me to show some compassion? Why don’t you show some brain cells, and STOP allowing entire generations of our black youth to be ROTTED by the racist white liberals that own and operate the mainstream media. Why don’t you #BLEXIT

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“No one — not a single solitary person defended or excused the death of George Floyd, so why is this rioting happening? Because that is what the media wanted. Because it’s what they have trained us to do since the mid 60’s, when they married us to the Democrat Party,” Owens wrote.

Do you think the Minneapolis riots are justified?

“The race riots of the late sixties should served as a lesson: when black Americans began looting, burning, and rioting in Detroit and Chicago, the white business owners abandoned those flourishing cities, plunging them into the poverty and crime-ridden hubs that we see today.”

Owens went on to say that such violent actions destroy black lives rather than save them and that by buying in to the left-wing narrative of systemic oppression, the black community is hurting itself.

“Now, as always, the result will be that black neighborhoods are decimated, black people are arrested, and black families are impoverished, while white liberal politicians will stump on our issues, pretending to be our shoulders to cry on. They will tell us it’s because of systemic oppression and we will believe it and repeat the same bullshit again, EVERY FOUR YEARS.”

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Michael Austin joined The Western Journal as a staff reporter in 2020. Since then, he has authored hundreds of stories, including several original reports. He also co-hosts the outlet's video podcast, "WJ Live."
Michael Austin joined The Western Journal as a staff reporter in 2020. Since then, he has authored hundreds of stories, including several original reports. He also co-hosts the outlet's video podcast, "WJ Live."
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