Watch: Former Boston Police Chief Daniel Linskey says some are ‘hijacking … legitimate outrage’ for personal gain

"Now we have individuals who are hijacking what should be legitimate outrage over systemic issues of race in our society and they're using it to engage in violence for their own purposes."

Former Boston Police Chief Daniel Linskey. The Boston Globe

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Boston’s former Police Chief Daniel Linskey told Fox News on Sunday of George Lloyd’s death in Minneapolis Police custody, “The police agree with the protesters that this was outrageous, this officer needed to be held accountable, and others needed to be held accountable, and that will go forward.”

But, he continued, “Now we have individuals who are hijacking what should be legitimate outrage over systemic issues of race in our society and they’re using it to engage in violence for their own purposes.”

His comments follow mass protests around the country and unrest over the death of Floyd, a Minneapolis man who was killed after a police officer, now charged with his murder, knelt on on his neck during arrest on May 25. Various officials have pointed to “outsiders” as a source for much of the violence and destruction to emerge from this past week’s protests, although their origin remains in question.

In Boston Saturday morning, 10 people were arrested and four police officers were injured in a protest, following peaceful protests that occurred in the city in the days prior.

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