A man was stopped in a car and killed by the police; hundreds of protesters protested on Sunday night and the authorities announced a curfew
On Sunday night, hundreds of protesters protested against the death of a descendant of African descent at the hands of the world. Police in Minneapolis US city, former agent accused of death in trial George Floyd, The case triggered protests against racism and police brutality against the black community.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the police station in the Brooklyn Center northwest of Minneapolis. An AFP video reporter observed at the scene that the police fired tear gas and deafening grenades at them.
Around midnight (0500 GMT), the National Guard was dispatched to the scene, Brooklyn Center Mike Elliott said: Curfew From 01H00 to 06H00 locally (11H00 GMT).
According to local media reports, Daunte Wright’s mother is a 20-year-old African American. She told the crowd that her son called her and told her that the police had ordered him to stop.
Katie Wright said she heard that the police told her son to put down the phone, and then one of the police officers cut off the phone. Soon after, the son’s girlfriend told him that his son had been killed.
The Minnesota Office of Criminal Affairs confirmed to Agence France-Presse that it was “investigating” an official’s involvement in the Brooklyn Center shooting, but declined to disclose the identity of the victim.
According to the statement of the police station Brooklyn Center The agent ordered the driver of the vehicle to stop due to traffic violations. When they discovered that he had an unfinished arrest warrant, they tried to arrest him.
According to the police, the driver returned to his car and a police officer fired a shot, hitting the driver who died at the scene.
The statement said that a passenger in the car was not injured and life-threatening, was “injured” and was taken to a local hospital, but the woman was not identified.
Brooklyn Mayor Mike Elliott called the shooting “tragic.” Tim Walz, the governor of Minnesota, Minneapolis, stated that he “deplored the death of a black man again at the hands of the police.”
About 200 people gathered Brooklyn Center On Sunday night, riot police greeted him.
Photos at the rally showed the man over the windshield of a police car. According to the Interstellar Tribune, security forces fired non-lethal ammunition in an attempt to disperse the demonstrators.
An hour later the number of police officers decreased. The crowd lit candles in the street and wrote the message in chalk: “Justice for Daunte Wright”.
But the conflict resumed shortly afterwards, when hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Headquarters, where tear gas and grenades made them meet.
At the press conference, the head of national security, John Harrington (John Harrington) Minnesota He said the police station “threw stones and other objects” and about 20 shops in the shopping center were looted.