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Protesters Take to Minneapolis Streets After Police Kill 20-Year-Old Black Man Daunte Wright

HeadlineApr 12, 2021

Protests have erupted in Minnesota after a police officer shot and killed a 20-year-old Black man, Daunte Wright, during a traffic stop Sunday in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center. Wright’s mother said her son called her as he was being pulled over — allegedly because an air freshener was obscuring his rearview mirror — but the call was disconnected. Katie Wright recounted the harrowing moment she learned of her son’s death.

Katie Wright: “A minute later, I called, and his girlfriend answered, which was the passenger in the car, and said that he had been shot.”

The Minnesota ACLU called for an investigation by an independent agency, as well as the release of bodycam footage and the identities of the officers involved. The shooting took place just miles from where the murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin is entering its third week.

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