Protesters clashed after a police officer killed a black man on Sunday (11) in Minnesota, USA. According to the “Star Tribune” newspaper, the victim was identified as 20-year-old Daniel Wright by relatives.
The case took place about 10 miles from where George Floyd died in May last year, during a police action.
In protest, a group moved so far that it continued to fight the police action with stones.
Police responded with rubber bullets with tear gas and shots.
In a statement, Brooklyn Center Police said police officers stopped a man before 2 a.m. due to a traffic violation and found he had an arrest warrant.
On April 11, protesters protested in Minnesota, Minneapolis, against the death of black citizen Dontyn Wright – Photo: Nick Poughsey / Reuters
While the police tried to pick him up, he climbed back into the vehicle. A police officer shot the driver, the statement said. The driver also drove several blocks before hitting another vehicle and dying on the spot.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walge said he is monitoring the situation. “We are praying for Daniel Wright’s family, while our state mourns the life of a black man taken by the police,” he said on Twitter.
Tensions in the area are high as Derek Chauvin’s trial, a white Manneapolis police officer, enters its third week of testimony. In a police standpoint, Chauvin stabs George Floyd’s neck, who was already handcuffed, killing him.