A Texas man pleaded guilty to a federal riot on September 30 and later admitted to traveling to Minneapolis. George Floyd Died to sow the mayhem.
24-year-old Ivan Harrison Hunter admits he traveled from the San Antonio region to Minneapolis after Floyd’s death. 13 shots On May 28, 2020, we moved from an AK-47 style semi-automatic rifle to a building in District 3 of the Minneapolis Police Station.
Protesters gathered outside the building for several days after Floyd died on May 25. On the night of May 28, protesters threw stones at the windows of the precincts and burned.
The footage shot that night shows the hunter wearing a skull mask, giving a high five to someone after firing a shot, and yelling “Justice for Floyd!”.
At that time, the looters were thought to be inside the building. According to the shooting, no one was injured. release From the Justice Ministry.
Ivan is a self-proclaimed member of the far-right rebel group Boogaloo Bois. Members of the movement participated in the Black Lives Matter protests nationwide in 2020, with weapons, aloha shirts and tactical equipment.
Boogaloo activists believe that the Second Sudanese Civil War, known as “Boogaloo,” is imminent and will lead to the overthrow of what it believes to be a corrupt political system.
Boogaloo Boa is known to use tension and confuse in pursuit of further violence. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the term “boogaloo” has sometimes been used as an outright call for ethnic conflict.
A federal agent identified the hunter as a shooter after finding a hunter wearing the same skull mask in a Facebook photo. After the protest, the hunter bragged about his actions on social media, saying that he “helped the community burn down the Minneapolis police station.”
The hunter was the third Boogaloo Boy charged in connection with the Minneapolis protests.
He went to Minneapolis and “goed out for 72 hours” after Floyd’s death, after contacting other members of the group via Facebook and posting that Minnesota-based members needed “personnel.” I wrote.
The informant also told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that he had admitted that the hunter had helped shoot the building and set it on fire. He was charged with participating in the riots in October 2020 and faces up to five years in prison.