‘This is not a George Floyd situation. Floyd was unarmed’: Minneapolis woman who was cooking when neighbor, 20, started shooting through her door slams BLM protestors for defending him after cops shot him dead
A Minneapolis mother berated Black Lives Matter protesters that gathered outside her home to protest the police shooting of her neighbor, who was killed following a six-hour standoff that began when he opened fire within the building.
Andrew ‘Tekle’ Sundberg, 20, was shot dead by police snipers in the city last Thursday.
The slain man’s family maintains that he was experiencing a mental health crisis when he was shot.
During a protest at the scene of the shooting on Saturday, Arabella Foss-Yarbrough drove up to protesters and yelled: ‘This is not a George Floyd situation. George Floyd was unarmed. This is not okay.’
According to the mother-of-two, she was cooking in her home on Wednesday night when Sundberg, who lived on the same floor, began shooting at her apartment.
Photos from inside the building showed the bullet holes that ripped through her front door and bathroom mirror. She and her children were unharmed in the attack.
In the wake of Sundberg’s death, Black Lives Matter protests sprung up yet again in Minneapolis – the site of violent demonstrations in 2020 that culminated when marchers burned down a police precinct in the city.
Foss-Yarbrough took issue with Saturday’s demonstration, telling those gathered: ‘My kids have to deal with this and probably have a mental illness now because they almost lost their lives. There’s in my kitchen because he sat in the f**king hallway watching me move.’
She continued: ‘He tried to kill me in front of my kids,’ adding: ‘I have black children; I am a woman of color! If I would have lost my life, would you guys do this for me?’