For the sixth consecutive night, protesters took to the streets of the country to protest police brutality and the death of Floyd, an unarmed black man who died at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis.
What started out as peaceful protests sometimes turned violent and Jones, who called for justice for Floyd, was shown in a Sunday article in a dramatic intervention, taking aerosol cans from two protesters in the foster home UFC Combatants’ Club, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“As a young black man, believe me, I am frustrated too, but it is not, we are starting to make a bad situation worse.
“If you really love your city (505), protect your shit. All your old leaders need to speak, call the young family members and tell them to come home tonight.”
CNN contacted the UFC to obtain a statement from Jones, but has yet to receive a response.
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis officer who was seen with his knee on Floyd’s neck, was arrested and charged with third degree murder and second degree manslaughter, but protesters say the charge n is not severe enough and are demanding charges from the other officers involved.
Police arrested hundreds of people across the country last night as protesters clashed with law enforcement.
The bitterness began following a wage dispute with Jones, arguing that the fighters were undervalued.