How People Have Been Protesting The Death Of Daunte Wright Near Minneapolis
For three nights residents of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, have been protesting after a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop.

Here's How People Have Been Protesting The Death Of Daunte Wright Near Minneapolis

Protests continue in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, after a police officer fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop on April 11. The officer, Kim Potter, resigned on Tuesday and was later charged with second-degree manslaughter. The police chief also resigned from his position. The scenes on the streets of Minnesota this week are reminiscent of last summer, when unprecedented demonstrations against racism and police brutality erupted after the killing of George Floyd. The shooting of Wright occurred a few miles away from where Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who used a knee chokehold on Floyd's neck for approximately 9 minutes, is on trial for murder.

A demonstrator protesting the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright stares at a police officer in riot gear on April 11, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

State troopers hold batons during protests on April 12, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, after the shooting death of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop near Minneapolis.

A person wearing a gas mask holds their hands up as activists confront state troopers, National Guard members, and other law enforcement officers following a march for Daunte Wright, April 13, 2021.

Protesters and officers clash outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department on April 12, 2021.

Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Daunte Wright face off with police near the Brooklyn Center police station on April 13, 2021.

Angie Golson, grandmother of Daunte Wright, cries as she speaks during a news conference outside the Hennepin County Government Center, April 13, 2021, in Minneapolis.

Protesters demonstrate downtown on the first day of Derek Chauvin's trial in the murder of George Floyd, March 29, 2021, in Minneapolis.

Brandon Williams, nephew of George Floyd, attends a press conference held by Daunte Wright's family outside the Hennepin County Government Center on April 13, 2021, in Minneapolis.

Chyna Whitaker (center), mother of Daunte Wright's son, is embraced as she attends a news conference with Wright's family attorney Benjamin Crump and members of George Floyd's family outside the Hennepin County Government Center on April 13, 2021, in Minneapolis.

Protesters hold their phones with the flashlights on as they rally outside the Brooklyn Center police station on April 13, 2021, as they protest the police killing of Daunte Wright.

Brooklyn Center resident Jose Chavez wraps his arms around his daughter Cattleya Chavez, 3, as they listen to speakers during a protest outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department.

Visual Black Justice organization members Mari Ansera hugs Emma Luten on April 12, 2021, at the scene where Daunte Wright crashed his vehicle after he was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Center.

Protesters and police officers clash outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department on April 12, 2021, in Brooklyn Center.

Protesters and police officers clash outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department on April 12, 2021, in Brooklyn Center after the shooting death of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop near Minneapolis.

A demonstrator is hit by a riot projectile outside the Brooklyn Center police station, April 13, 2021.

A police officer releases a chemical irritant at a protester on the other side of the fence of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, April 13, 2021.

Protesters confront law enforcement outside the Brooklyn Center police headquarters on April 13, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

A large crowd of protesters gathers outside the Brooklyn Center police headquarters on April 13, 2021.

National Guard members stand in a parking lot watching demonstrators rally in Brooklyn Center, April 13, 2021.

The family of Daunte Wright, his friends, and community members attend a vigil in his honor on April 12, 2021, in Brooklyn Center at the site he was killed on Monday during a traffic stop near Minneapolis.


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