Angry about the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer during a traffic obstruction, protesters gathered Monday night to protest outside the Minneapolis suburban police department for the second night in a row.
The familiar chorus of “No Justice, No Peace” was heard in the crowd in the Brooklyn Center alongside the clamor of conflict.
The demonstrations began on Sunday after 20-year-old Daunte Wright was killed in a shooting that was accidentally labeled by the police chief.
The officer who shot Wright, identified by authorities as Kim Potter, has been with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. She was taken on administrative leave.
Police fired tear gas and stun guns to disperse protesters who opposed a curfew on Monday night, while protesters threw bottles, fireworks, bricks and other projectiles at public safety officials, according to a tweet from Operation Safety Net.
The operation is a joint effort by local authorities to ensure public safety during the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with the death of George Floyd. be kept about 10 miles away.
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