In an entirely unsurprising move, the hactivist group Anonymous has surfaced to add its voice to those criticising the Minneapolis Police Department in the wake of the death of George Floyd on May 25. As the widespread civil unrest escalated, the loosely affiliated hackers released a video, threatening Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) that it will “expose your many crimes to the world.”

Now those threats appear to have come to life, with online claims that MPD’s website was taken offline late on Saturday (May 30), with problems continuing through the night. Accessing the site today, Sunday, users were asked to complete a captcha to ensure they were not automated bots orchestrating a DDoS attack.