Gov. Tim Walz confirmed he had received reports of hordes of white supremacists who joined in the looting of businesses, NBC News reported.
During a pre-dawn press conference, Walz and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey laid out plans for quelling the violence that has rocked the city since Floyd’s died Monday. A white police officer who was arresting Floyd and kneeling on the black man’s neck, has been charged in his death.
On the marauding white supremacists, Walz told reporters: “my suspicions and what I’ve seen on this, yes.”
“It gets worse than that,” Walz said of the marauding racists. “The cartels, who are wondering if there was a break in their drug transmissions, are trying to take advantage of the chaos. That’s why this situation is on a federal level.”
Walz added he is working with the federal government to gather intelligence on who is taking part in the violence and whether they belong to organized groups.