Anonymous, who supports George Floyd protests and declares a ‘war’ to the Minneapolis Police Service (MPD), is thought to have carried out an attack that led to the collapse of the city’s police and municipal websites.
Demonstrations, which began to protest the murder of unarmed black George Floyd by white police Derek Chauvin on Monday in Minneapolis, USA, turned into a nationwide revolt and the deployment of the National Guard in many cities was not stopped despite the prohibition of curfew, while Anonymous stepped in.
We are interventionist.
We are hacktivist.
We are journalist.
We are activist.
We are justice.
We are legion.
— Anonymous (@LatestAnonNews) May 31, 2020
The international hackactivist group, which generally conducted cyber attacks on governments and companies to protest political events, made statements that supported the George Floyd protests and declared ‘war’ to the Minneapolis Police Service (MPD).
Parallel to this, the collapse of the websites of the city municipality that declared MPD and curfew were interpreted as the action of Anonymous in social media.
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
Previously, on May 28, a video related to Anonymous on Facebook was released on a video in which the person wearing the band’s trademark Guy Fawkes mask spoke with a modified voice.
Stan anonymous pic.twitter.com/D6ZtVdh3hY
— Rez (@rzdwicy) May 31, 2020
‘You are the crushing mechanism used by the power device’
“The officers who kill people and commit other crimes should be asked to account like everyone else. Otherwise, they believe they have the authority to do what they want. It is a public belief to be exposed to the corruption and violence of an organization that promises to keep them safe,” said the narrator:
“After the events of recent years, many people have started to learn that you are here to protect us, not to save us, but to crush us and enforce the will of the criminal power classes. You are here to provide the order for those who control, not the safety of those who are in control. you are the mechanism you use to keep it going. ”
‘We will disclose your crimes’
The narrator, who demanded that all four police officers in the incident be prosecuted and Chauvin accused of murder, said, “Unfortunately, we do not believe that you will fulfill the justice of your corrupt organization, so we will disclose the many crimes you committed to the world.”
‘You killed 193 citizens in the last 20 years’
“The monstrous murder of George Floyd is just the tip of the iceberg, which is a long list of serious cases where the police officers in your state were killed by the wrong actions.”
The video, which gave public examples such as Jamar Clarke, Philando Castile, Justine Diamond, Thurman Blevins, Brian Quinones, claiming that the Minneapolis police force was responsible for the death of 193 citizens in the last 20 years, ended with the group’s slogan “Wait for us”.