A former Black Lives Matter activist is making stunning accusations against fellow agitators in an unprompted YouTube video.
Trey Turner, who says he protested police killings in St. Paul, Minnesota, created a video to expose what he learned while he was active with the group.
Turner said he joined Black Lives Matter after the shooting of Jamar Clark last March, and that he was a part of the “4th Precinct shutdown.”
He said he joined because activists insisted the movement was peaceful and “didn’t hate whites.”
Turner said he overheard Allen in conversation with other people that if the officer involved was not charged, “that they would burn down the governor’s mansion. And there was talk about going beyond that and burning down the mansions that are on Summit Avenue with the governor’s mansion.”
Turner named another organizer, Curtis Avent.
“He mentioned burning down city hall, he mentioned burning down the capitol building, he mentioned burning down the police station,” Turner said in the video.
“These are things mentioned by organizers of Black Lives Matter St. Paul and people were behind it,” he said. “I was not behind it.”
According to Turner, organizers believed the public buildings represented “white privilege” and they needed to be burned down.