The mayor of Minneapolis announced a curfew in the city after an incident triggered after the death of an African-American citizen, Daunte Wright, by a policeman.
Madrid (EUROPA PRESS). -The mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, announced that the city has imposed a curfew due to the death of an African-American citizen, Daunte Wright, in the hands of a policeman These events are released.
Starting at 7:00 on Monday evening (local time), the curfew will take effect and will last until 6 am on Tuesday morning. This measure applies after the state of emergency is declared.
However, according to the Star Tribune, hundreds of people gathered in front of the Brooklyn Central Police Station to demand a curfew to resist the curfew, while the police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and grenades to disperse the crowd.
Faced with the incident, the Minnesota State Patrol Colonel Matt Lange said that 40 people were arrested during the riots, according to “The Hill” report.
The Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, said at a press conference: “For decades, the suffering we have suffered cannot be transformed into violence, undermining livelihoods, and undermining our community’s hard work. enterprise.”
Frey urged: “The sacrifices that people have made for a long time cannot be tolerated, and we must seek peace tonight.”
Similarly, the Mayor of São Paulo, Melvin Carter, announced that the same curfew would prevail in the city, while the Governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, announced restrictions on migration in three counties-Henney Ping, Ramsey and Anoka Dant are one of them. Wright was assassinated.
On the other hand, the mayor of Brooklyn Center, Mike Elliott, where Wright died, reported that his office took over the command of the police department after the city council voted and declared that the municipality, Curt Boganey Dismissed from his post.
President Joe Biden talked about the death of African Americans through his Twitter account, and in his letter he promised to “rebuild trust and guarantee accountability so that no one is bound by the law.”
The president wrote: “Today, I think of Dart Wright and his family, as well as the pain, anger and trauma suffered by the black Americans every day,” he wrote after a few hours after calling for calmness and “waiting to observe the results of the investigation.” Tao.
Daunte Wright died of a gunshot wound, and according to the Hennepin County Medical Attorney’s Office, the incident coincided with the murder.
According to the camera records carried by the police themselves, the police officer who killed the young African-American in Minneapolis this Sunday was identified as Kim Porter and would mistake his pistol for a Taser (Electric shock weapon). The Minnesota Criminal Detention Facility opened an investigation.
Porter, who has 26 years of police work experience, resigned in a statement on Tuesday. In his speech, he emphasized that he had done his best to serve as the “best” police officer, and this situation is “the best” for the community. “, the department and its colleagues will “resign immediately.”
Mayor Eliot said: “I hope this will calm the community, but I think people ultimately want justice and they want to take full responsibility before the law. That’s why we have to keep working hard.” Brooklyn Center Police Tim Cannon will also resign.
Wright’s death sparked protests against racism and police violence, because in the same city, George Floyd, an African American, died last year and was arrested by police.