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“Umbrella Man” at George Floyd Protest in Minneapolis ID’d as White Supremacist Provocateur

HeadlineJul 29, 2020

In Minneapolis, police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect known as “Umbrella Man” who was filmed smashing the windows of an auto parts dealership on May 27, two days after the police killing of George Floyd. Investigators say the man is a white supremacist who sought to provoke violence against protesters. A Minneapolis arson investigator wrote in an affidavit, “This was the first fire that set off a string of fires and looting throughout the precinct and the rest of the city.”

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