Protesters and police clash for third night in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, April 14 (RHC)-- Angry protesters marched and mourned for the third consecutive night Tuesday over the police killing of a Black man in a Minneapolis suburb. Daunte Wright, 20 years old, was shot and killed by Kim Potter, a white police officer, during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center on Sunday.
Hundreds of people gathered outside of the Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday. The group marched to the FBI building in Brooklyn Center, then back to the police department, chanting, waving flags and displaying signs.
Before 9 p.m. -- one hour before curfew began in Brooklyn Center -- tensions began to rise, with some protesters trying to knock down a fence outside of the FBI office, while holding a banner reading "Justice for Daunte Wright."
Law enforcement agents gave dispersal orders for the assembly. Police, then, began to arrest protesters just before 9:10 p.m. and about a half-hour later, a second dispersal notice was given.
The unified command in Brooklyn Center made "upwards of 60 arrests" Tuesday night, said Chief of the Minnesota State Patrol Matt Langer.