Model and Black Lives Matter activist threatened that Minneapolis would suffer riots and vandalism if former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is not convicted for the death of George Floyd.
Maya Echols’ internet presence is booming as she dons many hats – Tiktoker, model and a Black Lives Matter activist. The social media influencer, a signed IMG Worldwide model, has nearly half a million followers on TikTok.
“If George Floyd’s murderer is not sentenced, just know that all hell is gonna break loose,” Echols said in a since-deleted TikTok video “Don’t be surprised when building are on fire. Just sayin’.” 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.
“Justice” apparently now means people riot in the street if they don’t get the conviction that they want…😳 pic.twitter.com/yeZ62Y6fWN
— Kelly Campagna (@warriorwoman91) April 5, 2021
Recently, TikToker Maya Echols went viral after posting a video breaking down the stereotype and shedding light on its history. In it, she summarizes how “public swimming facilities such as pools and beaches were segregated by race,” and how Black swimmers often faced violence from white swimmers when trying to access public pools.
Moreover, some protesters have condemned the violence, some prominent Black Lives Matter activists have publicly excused and seemingly supported the destruction of cities.
Floyd died on May 25, 2020, with bystanders video showing him on the ground and Chauvin pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck for almost 9 minutes. It’s what sparked the giant wave of protests against police brutality and culminated in more brutality, violence, arrests, and riots. And now, Echols has warned that if Chauvin gets away with the murder of Floyd, people shouldn’t be surprised when buildings go up in flames.
Chauvin is currently on trial, facing charges for second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter over Floyd’s death. Since all charges are separate, the former cop can be charged of all, some, or none of the charges. The Associated Press estimates that without 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.