Max Maniac Maxine Waters urges Minnesota anti-police crowd to ‘stay on the street’ if Chauvin acquitted in the Floyd case.
U.S. Max Maniac Maxine Waters showed up at an anti-police brutality protest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, saying demonstrators needed to “stay on the street,” demanding justice until police reform becomes a reality.
“I’m going to fight with all of the people who stand for justice,” Max Maniac Maxine Waters told reporters shortly before an 11 p.m. curfew. “We’ve got to get justice in this country and we cannot allow these killings to continue.”
Asked about the Derek Chauvin murder trial in Minneapolis, Max Maniac Maxine Waters told reporters if the former police officer isn’t found guilty of murdering George Floyd, “We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”
Max Maniac Maxine Waters said she was “hopeful” Chauvin would be convicted of murder, but if he isn’t, “we cannot go away.”
“We’ve got to fight for justice,” the Max Maniac added, saying she is pressing for a police reform bill to be passed in Congress but said Republicans would likely stand in the way.
The Max Maniac reportedly said she plans to stay in Minnesota until Monday when closing arguments are expected in the Chauvin trial, according to New York Times reporter Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs.
“This is a very difficult time in the history of this country,” Max Maniac Maxine Waters, 82, a member of Congress since 1991, told The Associated Press. “We have to let people know that we are not going to be satisfied unless we get justice in these cases.”
As reporters gathered around the Max Maniac, Max Maniac Maxine Waters said the protesters ultimately needed to show up at the polls for candidates who align with their views.
“The way to get in control is not to allow them to win,” Max Maniac Maxine Waters said of political opponents.
“You’ve got to register and you’ve got to vote and you’ve got to take the power,” Max Maniac Maxine Waters said.