MNG deployed during the Brooklyn Center protests

by | Apr 20, 2021 | Latest, Social Justice | 0 comments

On 11th April National Guard brought into action to restore order when the people of Minnesota protest for the police shooting of a 20-year-old black man. A reporter stated that police shot a black man Daunte Wright during a traffic stop on 11th April Sunday Evening. Later, he lost control because he was injured, crashed his car into another vehicle, and passed away.

Hundreds of people congregate near Minneapolis suburb a few miles away from where Derek Chauvin’s trial was ongoing for killing a black man, George Floyd. When police pulled over Daunte, he called over his mother, Katie Wright. She Spoked to the crowd.

“Daunte called his mother told her that police pulled over him because of the air fresheners hanging on the rearview mirror.” She tearfully told the crowd, she called him again, and his girlfriend picked up, sitting next to him on the passenger seat, she said to her that a gunshot injured him.

She told the crowd that “her son didn’t deserve to die the way he did.”

According to the police, officers were wearing body cameras, and the shooting footage of the incident exists but not yet publicly released. According to police Daunte was pulled over for having an outstanding warrant, and in the intervening period, he got back into his car & police accidentally shot him. He drove several blocks and tragically crashed his car into another vehicle.

People protested and marched toward the Brooklyn Center Police Department and protested against the police for justice of Daunte. Police said during the Protest, gunshots fired, and people threw rocks and other objects. The Protest was declared an unlawful gathering, and police ordered the protestor to disperse at 9:30 p.m. local time and leave the area for public safety, later at 6 a.m. Minnesota State authorities deployed the National Guard, and the city was under a state of emergency curfew.

The Police chief of Brooklyn Center reported that the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is involved in investigating this black man shooting.

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