Second night of unrest after Minnesota police fatally shoot Black man


(Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Minnesota officer who fatally shot Black man meant to draw Taser, not handgun |

Police fired tear gas and stun grenades during a second night of demonstrations to protest the killing of a Black man by a police officer in a Minneapolis suburb.

Protesters were “launching bottles, fireworks, bricks and other projectiles at public safety officials,” on Monday night (local time) according to a tweet from Operation Safety Net (OSN), a joint effort of local entities to ensure the safety of the public during the trial of Derek Chauvin, being held about 15 kilometres away from the location in Brooklyn Centre, Minnesota.

It was the second night of protests after 20-year-old Daunte Wright was killed by a police officer, identified by authorities as Officer Kim Potter, during a routine traffic stop.

Protesters demonstrated in the Brooklyn Centre district of Minneapolis. (Getty)

A curfew was in effect for Brooklyn Centre and police arrested those in violation who ignored dispersal orders, according to Minnesota Operation Safety Net.

By 11pm (local time), most of the protesters had left the scene around the police station, according to witnesses.

However, the windows at the Dollar Tree store, near the scene of the protests, were broken out and smoke could be seen coming out, according to video shot by a CNN crew.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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