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Outrage Follows President’s ‘Looting’ and ‘Shooting’ Tweet
President Trump sparked outrage with a tweet that seemed to imply Minneapolis protesters should be shot as tensions escalated over the in-custody death of George Floyd. Twitter placed a warning on Trump’s post that said “...when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” saying it was "glorifying violence." The comment repeated an infamous 1967 quote from then-Miami Police Chief Walter Headley, who promised to crack down on black protesters during civil rights demonstrations.