Maxine Waters Hit with Backlash for Telling BLM Rioters to 'Get More Confrontational'
Radical Democrat rep urged Black Lives Matter protesters to break curfew
Radical Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has triggered outrage after video footage emerged online over the weekend showing the congresswoman telling Black Lives Matter rioters to "get more confrontational."
On Saturday, Waters joined protesters in Minnesota as demonstrations over the death of Daunte Wright entered the seventh night.
Waters told the protesters at Brooklyn Center "to get more confrontational" while encouraging rioters to ignore the curfew - just one day after protests descended into violence and looting.
"I am not happy that we have talked about police reform for so long," Waters said.
"We're looking for a guilty verdict," she added in regards to the Derek Chauvin trial.
"If we don't, we cannot go away."
"We gotta stay on the street," Waters was recorded saying, adding that activists need to be "more confrontational" and they should break the curfew put in place to quell the violence.
Rep. Maxine Waters showed up at the protest tonight in Brooklyn Center, telling people "we've got to get more confrontational" and suggesting they should ignore the curfew. pic.twitter.com/4FcfhIoaJf— Alpha News (@AlphaNewsMN) April 18, 2021
Her comments sparked outrage on Twitter, however.
"Of course she’ll get away with saying that while anyone else would’ve been thrown in jail," Rick Santella tweeted.
Another user tweeted, "Good grief lady, leave get out of here."
One person also accused Waters of "stirring people up again with her calls for violence."
Waters is planning on staying in town until Monday.
According to CBS Minnesota, officials stated that there was a brief altercation between reporters and protesters as Waters was leaving on Saturday, the first reports of any skirmishes.
The Pioneer Press reports demonstrators gathered Saturday afternoon at the home of Washington County Attorney Pete Orput, responsible for the second-degree manslaughter charges against Kimberly Potter.
The protesters stood outside of Orput's home before marching through his neighborhood in Stillwater.
Black Lives Matter activist Nekima Levy Armstrong relayed that Orput left his home briefly to engage in a conversation with protesters.
Maxine Waters has a history of inciting riots that are favorable to Democrats, however.
In June 2018, Waters caused outrage for encouraging riots and violence against Republicans and their supporters.
As Neon Nettle reported at the time, Waters told supporters they should use physical violence against Republicans.
“If you think we’re rallying now, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet," she yelled at the crowd, according to authorities.
"Already, you have members of your Cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants who have protesters taking up at their house, who say, ‘No peace, no sleep. No peace, no sleep.’
"Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”