Edited By Author: May Sun 31 2020 12:00 AM Check back for added updates. I will only update as needed via this post. Updates will be at the bottom of post.
Please pray for my family’s protection a riot has broken out near our home and we may have to leave our home, this riot is based off the recent death of George Floyd
Here is a link to live coverage of this Riot in our city https://www.fox17online.com/live
2nd live link https://www.facebook.com/fox17online/videos/257159398830419
So far they have broken out the police station windows and set fire to part of our city police station. We are not far from location that is under attack.
Father God My mom woke me up since she lives with I and Ana, and alerted me to the fact that the protest turned into a violent riot. Lord, our home is not far from this location please protect my family. Lord also I am sadden about George Floyd’s death Lord please comfort George Floyd’s love ones and friends that have lose a good person in their life they care dearly about. Lord, I place my fear of this riot near our neighborhood in your hands for protection Amen.
Update 1: 12:00am So far we are safe at the home the riot is growing in number of crowd. which the live news is not fully displaying on the live feed. Our neighborhood was getting a little loud but has now been quiet for the past 20 mins… Riot still going on news not showing it at this point started in the middle of downtown and has moved into another location of downtown.
Update 2: 12:18 am / Airport couple miles south of us, now hearing 3 helicopters heading from direction of airport towards downtown area. Probably news helicopters and possible police helicopter. The riot is growing but news is displaying news segment talking about riot instead of displaying riot action at this point.
Update 3 12:28 am A person I know alerted me through messenger Riot is not just in downtown area but is now in other parts of the city. Also they heard Helicopter as well. Screen capture below
Update 4/ 12:31 am /News says riot calming down in live feed not true it is growing. I dislike how the news lie like that. It is starting to sound like news is now broadcasting damage control instead of actual coverage. Meaning portraying riot is calming down when it is not calming down.
Update 5: 12:52 am Another city sent police to help Grand Rapids police… Rioters set the police car on fire from another city Adding news 8 link live coverage since news 17 is not covering live action coverage. I also forgot to mention rioters are moving toward city courthouse.
Update 6: 12:57 am Someone I know alerted me to more Small business and banks are broken into and are on fire. Also back to original location where this all started 4 cop cars on fire now from Grand Rapids, plus one cop car from another city (Wyoming) which was set on fire earlier so now total of police vehicles are on fire is (5).
Update 7: 1:15 am/ Screen Capture News 17 has banner in news feed “Riots” Escalate DownTown
Update: 8 1:25 am Gunshots happening now in my neighborhood. Plus a Person I now alerted me that the art museum downtown has broken out windows now. Soulja Fam, the riot is now many riots throughout the city. Some of the rioting is moving away from our neighborhood towards another city. as well another small riot which is growing is moving towards our neighborhood a few miles away from our neighborhood in the downtown area
Update 9: 1:43 AM Newscaster attacked and bleeding but says staying on the job, Plus ATM being broken into many fires growing throughout the city plus now news says Riot is starting to grow out of control and parts of the city where now police are being dispatched too. Related article
Update 10: 2:06 AM / Rioters are now attacking the police and more people are joining the riot… Swat is now becoming more involved, flash bangs and tear gas have been deployed crowd disperse but are regrouping again else where within the city. News states a person has been arrested (Unknown Reason) As riot grows the sheriff’s department are now joining the city police to try to regain control. Many more business have been looted from and on fire. News also said more police departments joining force with Grand Rapids police. News Anchor says that DownTown looks like a war zone.
Update 11: 2:31 AM (Praise You Jesus) Newscaster noticed man picking up trash and overturned items so News caster asked can I interview you Sr, and then Alex said Yes, and the news caster asked the man why are you cleaning and picking up trash and over turned items and the man said the following below.
” I’m trying to do my part to help Jesus bring restoration to this situation”
Alex You are awesome!!! for Jesus,
Update 12: 2:57 AM Screen Captured of news video, individuals with flashlights looting small business. Because of the delay with the screen capture software I was only able to capture one of the two individuals looting.
Update 13: 3:22 AM City of Grand Rapids now bringing plow trucks to make more barricades because the officials are anticipating a strong riot crowd uprise. I also published the following post a moment ago Titled Yahweh Joins Grand Rapids Riot Twice
Update: 14 3:54 AM Riot calming down Officials hoping riot coming to an end but are unsure if another up rise will happen. Police also in other parts of the city because riots breaking out in various location of the city of Grand Rapids. Officials say over $100,000 in damage. Officials are weary this may be an calm before the storm but are hoping not so. also an clean up event to take place during later in the day if riot remains under control. Some individuals are cleaning now after 9+ hours of riot chaos.
Update 15: 4:07 AM Grand Rapids Police Posted 1 hr ago the following.
To our families To our friends To our City We’re doing ok. We’re holding our own. Thank you for all the prayers, love, and kind words. It fuels us and keeps us strong. Nothing will deter us from providing safety and security to everyone in the community. We look forward to seeing you soon.Grand Rapids Police Source Link
Update 16 4:24 AM The City of Grand Rapids waking up and riot calms down now many people showing up to survey damage police stepping up their presence, In anticipation of another up rising in the city of Grand Rapids Michigan. Also City Officials are trying to figure out how to maintain the peace.
Lady interviewed says rioters are heading over the bridge towards main museum lighting mortars that they were lighting earlier and were throwing towards police. The crowd that is heading over the bridge is a small group according to what the lady that was being interviewed said. Officials are also speculating that most rioters were not from the city of Grand Rapids.
Images From News 8 Facebook Post
Just One Of The Many Police Cars Being Towed Away
Update 17: 4:52 AM Clean up and broken windows are being boarded up while also burned Police vehicles are being towed away. Still heavy police presence in the city of Grand Rapids. Courthouse during riot was also trashed and now clean up is starting to take place in the courthouse.
End of live updates