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Minneapolis residents step up to protect their neighborhoods – from Little Earth to Longfellow

 

DAVID JOLES/Star Tribune

A small army of community members and volunteers work Saturday to clear water and debris outside 27 Avenue Cafe, just off of Lake Street, damaged by agitators in the wake of the death of George Floyd in police custody.

As fire and violence have raged through the Twin Cities, Pimento Jamaican Kitchen and Rum Bar has tried to help its community by serving as a pop-up food shelf.

To keep going, co-owner Tomme Beevas said he's had to turn it into something "like a Fort Knox fortress." Beevas' business along Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis has been overwhelmed with volunteers - growing from about seven people standing guard to more than 250 vigilantly watching from rooftops, street corners and alleyways.

The same has happened in neighborhoods across the Twin Cities - from Little Earth to Longfellow - as residents have galvanized after several long nights of worry about what could happen at a time when first responders have been spread thin.

https://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-residents-step-up-to-protect-their-neighborhoods-from-little-earth-to-longfellow/570910552/

 

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