On Sunday, during the Taking Back Pride March, Black Lives Matter activists blocked Minneapolis City Council Member Andrea Jenkins’ vehicle in the street. The activists can be seen screaming at Jenkins and the other White woman with her. It was reported that she spent over two hours stuck in her car surrounded by the activists.
If this weren't comical, it would be pathetic that not 1 mainstream #MNmedia outlet reported on a sitting #Mpls city council member being held hostage for 2 hours & coerced to sign a statement agreeing to terrorists demands before being allowed to leave.https://t.co/aO0RpgVMSk
— CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) June 29, 2021
The woman taking one of the videos can be heard yelling at the woman with Jenkins when she tried to reason with the activists, “We ain’t asking no more. We ain’t asking no more, White lady. We demanding.” She then calls the White woman “errand girl.”
On Sunday, extreme BLM activists blocked Minneapolis city council member @annapoetic in the street. Andrea Jenkins was forced to sign a statement that charges against alleged rioters would be dropped. This incident has not been reported in the local press. pic.twitter.com/fpCX5B7r5w
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 29, 2021
In another video of the incident, Jenkins can be seen on the phone describing the situation, saying, “I’ve got these White kids in front of my f—ing car.” She then talks to the activists outside her car. “Like this ain’t f—ing White supremacy right here.” In the same clip, the Black man taking the video turns the camera to himself and then declared that Jenkins was supporting White supremacy. He also stated that “she came here for a photo op.” He continued that when he told Jenkins that they were going to hold a peaceful protest outside of her house she said she was going to “call the motherf—ing cops on us.”
— pine_tree_riots (@pine_tree_riots) June 29, 2021
During this interaction, the activists forced Jenkins to sign a statement saying that the charges against alleged rioters would be dropped before they would let her drive away. Another activist can be heard saying, “Hey everybody, Andrea is signing the piece of paper.” Another announced on a megaphone that Jenkins signed the paper.
The paper that they had Jenkins sign was handwritten and titled: “THE PEOPLE’S DEMANDS.” Some of the visible demands included dropping the charges against all 646 rioters arrested in 2020, releasing video evidence about the Winston Smith shooting, and leaving George Floyd Square alone.
After she signed it, the activists decided they needed her printed name and the date. Several of the activists can be heard yelling, “What’s the date? Somebody tell her the date.”
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Hayley Tschetter is a reporter with The Minnesota Sun | Star News Network and The College Fix. She graduated with a degree in Communications from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. Send news tips to [email protected]