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2002-08-26

African-Americans Protest Against Police Shootings in Minneapolis

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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.

Guest:

  • Michelle Gross, Communities United Against Police Brutality.

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