International hacktivist group Anonymous, who are widely known to carry out cyberattacks against several government agencies/institutions, released a video Saturday night vowing to bring justice for George Floyd after he died at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
In the video, Anonymous calls for Chauvin to be charged with murder in the death of George Floyd and vows to expose police corruption around the country.
Anonymous message for the American Spring.
— Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) May 31, 2020
Officers who kill people and commit other crimes need to be held accountable just like the rest of us. Otherwise, they will believe that they have a license to do whatever they want. You will claim that this is just the work of a few bad apples but what if the officers who stand by and do nothing while they commit offenses against people they encounter and police officers like yours who refuse to prosecute these criminals. as they would one of the citizens they were sworn to protect.
People have had enough of this corruption and violence from an organization that promises to keep them safe. After the events of the past few years, many people are beginning to learn that you are not here to save us but rather you are here to oppress us and carry out the will of the criminal ruling class. You are here to keep order for the people in control, not to provide safety for the people who are controlled. In fact, you are the very mechanism that elites use to continue their global system of oppression.
The world is starting to wake up to this and they are becoming increasingly angry every time they see blood needlessly spilled without consequence. These officers must face criminal charges and officer Chauvin especially should face murder charges. Unfortunately, we do not trust your corrupt organization to carry out justice so will be exposing your many crimes to the world. We are legion. Expect us.
The Minneapolis PD’s website was taken down moments after the video started circulating around the Internet.
anonymous are not playing around, they already hacked minneapolis police department website.. they’re moving fast..
— jelz ⁷ (@cchimbap) May 31, 2020
The Minneapolis PD website has been taken offline by Anonymous & they're threatening to take down any government website for any organization attacking protestors
— William LeGate (@williamlegate) May 31, 2020
Anonymous has been back for like 3 hours and already disabled the Minneapolis PD website pic.twitter.com/xdFdKqkz4E
— heidi (@idiotgremlin) May 31, 2020