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“It is possible that the revolution started in Wisconsin”

Milwaukee Black Lives Matter activist Vaun Mayes speculated on Sunday that the Christmas parade massacre in Waukesha, Wisconsin could be a harbinger of the “revolution” – then backed down days later to as more information was released on the case.

“I don’t know. Now we’ll have to wait and see because they have someone in custody. We might have to wait and see what they say about why this happened,” he said. Mayes said of the fatal parade incident during the live stream on Facebook Sunday night (archive here), as the lights of first responder vehicles twinkle in his face. “But it seems possible the revolution has begun. in Wisconsin It all started with this Christmas parade.

Mayes offers more commentary on what he sees throughout the live broadcast, watching a local woman give an interview to a press team and later address the camera to the press team herself- same. Throughout the stream, however, he emphasizes that he has limited information about the incident.

In a follow-up feed on Tuesday morning, Mayes appeared to revisit a broader political angle on the massacre, captioned the post: “Why are the fools so invested in this being an excuse for race war?”

“I said I wasn’t going to talk about any rumors. You are all repeating some of the things that have been brought up. And I can tell you that the first person who contacted me said that they thought it had to do with the verdict, and so I assumed which way it would come from, but I don’t know ”, a- he declared. added from Rittenhouse verdict. A Wisconsin jury found Rittenhouse not guilty on Friday in the shooting deaths of two men during riots in Kenosha last August.

On Monday, Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson identified Darrell E. Brooks Jr. as the driver accused of ramming an SUV in the parade, killing five people and injuring 48 others.

“We have information that the suspect before the incident was involved in domestic unrest, which took place a few minutes previously, and the suspect left the scene just before our arrival at these domestic unrest,” the chief said. .

A policeman fired several shots at Brooks as he walked through the crowd, but had to stop due to the risk of injury to passers-by, he added.

Police said Brooks faces five counts of first degree manslaughter as well as possible additional charges, which could be added as the investigation progresses.

The UPI contributed to this report.

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