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Minnesota protesters clash with police for third night after Daunte Wright shooting


National Guardsmen and local law enforcement used pepper spray and flash bangs to disperse protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Tuesday, as tensions ran high for a third straight night following the cop-killing of Daunte Wright.

An unlawful assembly was declared by police after 9 p.m., ahead of a 10 p.m. curfew in the Twin City suburb
Protesters gathered in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, days after the police shooting of Daunte Wright.
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An unlawful assembly was declared by police after 9 p.m., ahead of a 10 p.m. curfew in the Twin City suburb, according to footage tweeted by MPR News.

National Guardsmen and local law enforcement used pepper spray and flash bangs to disperse protestors in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
National Guardsmen and local law enforcement face off with protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on April 13, 2021.
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Protesters threw water bottles at police in response in defiance of the order to disperse, a clip from The Star Tribune showed.

Earlier, thousands of protestors reportedly peacefully marched to an FBI headquarters, with signs demanding justice for the killing of the 20-year-old black man
Protesters demanding justice for the police killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.
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By 9:20 p.m., officials had cleared protesters from one area of the police station they were gathering in front of, according to video from KSTP.

More than 50 protestors and looters were arrested during the April 12, 2021 demonstrations as hundreds defied a 7 p.m. curfew.
Protesters take cover under umbrellas from police flash bangs on April 13, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn.
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Earlier, thousands of protesters reportedly peacefully marched to an FBI headquarters, with signs demanding justice for the killing of the 20-year-old black man during a Sunday traffic stop.

Wright's death was the third high-profile killing of a black man by police in the Minneapolis area in five years.
Wright’s death was the third high-profile killing of a black man by police in the Minneapolis area in five years.
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Officer Kimberly Potter shot Wright dead after she said she confused her gun for her Taser. Potter and Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon resigned in the wake of the shooting.

More than 50 protesters and looters were arrested during violent Monday night demonstrations as hundreds defied a 7 p.m. curfew and attacked law enforcement officials in riot gear.

Officer Kimberly Potter shot Wright dead after she said she confused her gun for her Taser.
Protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on April 13, 2021.
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Wright’s death was the third high-profile killing of a black man by police in the Minneapolis area in five years, following the deaths of George Floyd and Philando Castile.

Protestors threw water bottles at police in response in defiance of the order to disperse.
Protesters scene on the third night of unrest in Brooklyn Center, Minn., after the police shooting of Daunte Wright.
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Family members of Floyd joined Wright’s family in solidarity Tuesday, at a press conference posted by Global News, to call for charges against Potter. Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin is currently on trial for murder in connection with Floyd’s death.

“He said they pulled him over because he had air fresheners hanging from the rearview mirror,” Wright’s mother Katie Wright, who was on the phone with him during the traffic stop, said.

By 9:20 p.m., officials had cleared protestors from one area of the police station they were gathering in front of.
The National Guard seen in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on April 13, 2021.
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“I heard the phone get either put on the dashboard or dropped, and I heard scuffling, and I heard the police officers say, ‘Daunte, don’t run.’ And then the other officer said, ‘Put the phone down,’” Wright said of the moment before her son was shot dead.



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