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On May 25th, hacktivist group Anonymous released a video in which they threatened the Minneapolis Police Department with a cyber attack.

The electronic voice in the video states that, “…we will be exposing your many crimes to the world.” Shortly thereafter, the Minneapolis Police Department’s website displayed signs of a cyber attack.

Says one Twitter post:

While the Anonymous group did not directly take claim for the online activity, a twitter account that retains ties to the group did note that the website was down.

The Anonymous hacktivist group has previously conducted activity against other local government groups after police brutality. A recent tweet by the Anonymous group reads as follows:

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