DONALD Trump Jr. claimed protests over the death of a black man who wielded a knife before being shot by police have "nothing to do with social justice."
In a tweet on Tuesday night, Trump Jr. questioned whether there was any social justice in the riots happening in Lancaster, Pennsylvannia.
"It’s social justice to riot after cops shoot a man who has in the past stabbed multiple people and then tries to stab them," he wrote. "Ok got it. You guys are really losing me, I’m starting to think this has nothing to do with social justice?"
The protests erupted on Sunday when a man – identified as Ricardo Munoz – was fatally shot by a cop.
Body camera video appeared to show Munoz run out of a house toward a cop with a knife.
"Preliminary information and body worn camera footage indicates that the male subject had a knife in his right hand as he was chasing the officer," police said in a statement.
As news of Munoz's death emerged, it resurfaced that last year, he was arrested on four counts of aggravated assault in connection with an alleged stabbing.
Munoz, then 25, was found holding a knife to his throat when police arrived at the site of the March 2019 incident, Penn Live reported.
The incident is under investigation by the District Attorney's office.
Several demonstrators were arrested following the protests and face different charges including arson, vandalism, rioting, disorderly conduct and more, police said.
At least nine held at the Lancaster County Prison face $1million bail.
Late Sunday night, the City of Lancaster shared a statement from Mayor Danene Sorace.
"This has been a heartbreaking day for our city," Sorace said.
"I grieve for the loss of life and know that there are more questions to be answered as the investigation continues," she added.
Sorace said in a statement that the officer involved in the shooting was placed on leave.
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