African-Americans Protest Against Police Shootings in Minneapolis

August 26, 2002

The mayor of Minneapolis appealed for calm yesterday in a neighborhood that erupted in protests and rioting after a 10-year-old African-American boy was hit by a bullet that ricocheted from a police officer’s gun.

Tensions between the community’s black residents and police were already running high since an incident last week in which police shot a 19-year-old black man four times in the back as he was running away.

Dozens of people shouted at police, smashed windows, and assaulted members of the media covering the shooting.


  • Michelle Gross, Communities United Against Police Brutality.