City of Minneapolis commends heavily armed group of black 'Freedom Fighters' who've been patrolling streets 'protecting businesses, protesters and black heritage' since death of George Floyd
- The Minnesota Freedom Fighters formed in late May in response to the unrest in Minneapolis following George Floyd's death
- About two dozen black men answered a call from the NAACP to help protect businesses from violence, fire and looting
- They patrolled with AR-15s and Glocks and wearing tactical vests and bandannas
- The group has continued to patrol in the community and protect protesters
- Their presence has been welcomed by city officials who say they are 'important' and 'commendable'
The Minnesota Freedom Fighters was formed in late May after the NAACP chapter in the city's north, predominantly black, neighborhood put out a call for residents to help protect small businesses from violence, fires and looting.
A group of about two dozen men gathered and have patrolled the streets since, carrying AR-15s and Glocks and wearing tactical vests and bandannas.
They have been welcomed by the city, who called their actions 'commendable'.
The Minnesota Freedom Fighters formed in late May in response to the unrest in Minneapolis following George Floyd's death and have continued to patrol with AR-15s and Glocks.