Maya Echols, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist, threatened that U.S. cities will be “on fire” if George Floyd’s murderer Derek Chauvin is not convicted.
Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, is currently on trial for the murder of George Floyd.
“If George Floyd’s murderer is not sentenced, just know that all hell is gonna break loose. Don’t be surprised when buildings are on fire. Just saying,” Echols threatened in a video that has since been deleted.
Echols’ threat is one people need to take seriously because it’s something that could very well happen. We all remember last year, during Black Lives Matter protests when cities were rioted and burned.
Which means that it is highly likely that if Chauvin is acquitted that what Echols is threatening will indeed happen. Another round of violent BLM protests can be even worse than last time and could resemble the L.A. riots in 1992.
This isn’t the first time Echols has posted about the movement, or how she likes to rile up conservative shoppers at the local grocery store.
“My new favorite guilty pleasure is going to the grocery store with this mask on,” she starts by saying in a video, as she can be seen taking off the said Black Lives Matter mask. “I live in a predominantly White area …. and the looks I get from these conservatives are crazy, like y’all would be shocked. Like, the death stares I get. It’s so funny to me, though.” Echols added: “Like, I get so much pleasure out of seeing somebody upset because I’m saying my life matters,” Echols continues. “Like, it makes me laugh. And then I just look at them dead in their face, and usually I’m taller than them, so I just look down at them, and I look them in their eyes, ’cause they’re not gonna say anything to me.”
In another recent TikTok video from Echols, she boasts of her “Black Lives Matter” face mask that she likes to wear at her grocery store in a “predominantly White” neighborhood. Echols claims “conservatives” give her dirty looks for the mask and bragged that she stares them down and looks “down on them” since she’s usually taller and “they’re not gonna say anything to me.”
Chauvin is currently on trial, facing charges for second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter over Floyd’s death. The Associated Press estimates that because he does not have a criminal history, Chauvin will get a maximum of 12 and a half years in prison, the manslaughter granting him a maximum of 10 years in prison.
“Chauvin’s attorneys argue that Floyd’s drug use was a crucial factor in his death. The Hennepin County medical examiner reported after Floyd’s autopsy that the deceased had potentially lethal levels of drugs in his system,” The Daily Wire reported on Thursday.