Truckers are warning other drivers on social to use use caution when delivering into cities across the country and tensions regarding police brutality cause continue to boil over. Nationwide protests turned to riots in four cities across the country last night as protesters turned to looting and setting their cities on fire.
Protesters have been protesting in Minneapolis for three days after disturbing video surfaced showing a Minneapolis police officer holding down an unarmed black man with his knee. 46-year old George Floyd later died. The our police officers involved in the situation were all fired Wednesday, however there have been no charges filed against any of the officers yet.
Protests took place in half a dozen cities across the United States, with many of the protests turning into riots after protesters turned to looting, assaulting police officers and setting fire to buildings. In St. Paul, Minnesota, over 170 businesses were either set ablaze or looted in yesterdays riots. Over 110 businesses in Minneapolis were burned down or looted, including the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct, which was over run in yesterday’s riots.
Riots also took place in Columbus, OH when protests turned to widespread chaos as rioters looted retail stores and breached and stormed the Ohio Statehouse early Friday morning. The NYPD reported over 70 arrests Thursday as protesters hurled rocks and assaulted police officers.
Gunshots were also reported in Denver yesterday, and 7 people where shot in separate protests in Louisville, KY.
The Facebook page, Truckers Weather Network is reporting that rocks are reportedly being thrown from overpasses in Los Angeles, Denver, Columbus and in Minnesota.
Truckers are reporting on social media that some of these protesters in the Minneapolis area are targeting truckers and other vehicles by throwing debris off Interstates 35E, 35W and 94 attempting to strike vehicles.
Another trucker posted a video online, reportedly showing 2 Molotov cocktails being thrown off an overpass on Interstate 395 N in Connecticut as the driver approached.
Be safe out there drivers.