In the U.S. city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, where protests are taking place amid a court case over the murder of African-American George Floyd, the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus caught fire. It was reported on the Twitter account of Raws Allerts on Monday, April 19.
The posted video shows a fire truck extinguishing the burning roof of the building. According to preliminary information, no one is inside the church.
Police have not ruled out the possibility of arson. It is noted that an investigator has been called to the scene.
In Minneapolis, protesters took to the streets earlier Monday. Protesters shouted the name of George Floyd and held placards that read Black Lives Matter.
🚨#BREAKING: Fire personnel requesting backup as a large 3 alarm fire consumes a Minneapolis church
A large fire continues to burn at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. No one is believed to be inside.
Police have requested an arson investigator to the scene pic.twitter.com/8LoMBzHEz7
— R A W S 🚨 L E R T S (@rawsalerts) April 20, 2021
Earlier, on April 19, it was reported that the jury retired to deliberate on the verdict in the murder of African-American George Floyd.
Former police officer Derek Chauvin is accused of killing the black man. The incident caused widespread public outcry, with protests against police violence and discrimination against African Americans across the United States in the summer of 2020.