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Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was assailed by protesters during a press conference over the resignation of the chief of police over a very controversial police shooting. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot composite.)

A press conference Friday with Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges quickly turned into pandemonium when protesters began yelling and chanting to disrupt her comments. The altercation was broadcast live on Fox News.

"We don't want you as our mayor of Minneapolis anymore!" a protester yelled. "We asking that you take your staff with you!"

Mayor Hodges was addressing the resignation from the Minneapolis chief of police, who stepped down after a controversial police shooting and killing of a 40-year-old bride-to-be. Protesters brought up one of the more disturbing aspects of the shooting — the police body cams that were turned off and captured none of the lethal interaction.

"Your leadership has been very ineffective," the protester continued, "and if you don't remove yourself we're gonna put somebody in place to remove you! We don't want you at the mayor of Minneapolis ever again!"

"Your police department has terrorized us enough!" he added. "Your press conference is ineffective because you won't let the people in!"

"So hear me now!" he said. "We do not want you as the mayor of Minneapolis, and we're asking you to resign!"

"We do not want you here anymore!" he yelled as the crowd applauded.

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigned Friday after the public outcry over the shooting. Justine Damond was planning to be married next month before she was shot and killed by the Minneapolis police force's first Somali police officer.

Damond called the police about what appeared like a sexual assault outside her home. When a patrol car responded, she walked up to it to speak to the officers. Police Officer Mohamed Noor then shot his weapon at Damond through the driver's side door from the passenger's seat. She succumbed to the gunshot wound very soon after.

Mayor Hodges had previously called the shooting "awful and disturbing," but said that while she had many of the same questions the public had about the matter, she could not interfere with the independent investigation into the matter.

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