Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters appeared at protests at Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Saturday Evening, saying demonstrators should “stay on the street” until police reform happens.
“I’m going to fight with all of the people who stand for justice,” said Waters.”We’ve got to get justice in this country and we cannot allow these killings to continue.”
“We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational,” said Waters. “We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”
Waters is hopeful Chauvin will be convicted of murder, but if he is not, Waters said “we cannot go away.” Waters also added that a manslaughter conviction would not be enough.
“We’ve got to fight for justice,” said Waters, who reporedly plans on staying in Minneapolis until Monday.
“This is a very difficult time in the history of this country,” said Waters to The Associated Press. “We have to let people know that we are not going to be satisifed unless we get justice in these cases.”