Explained: What has sparked fresh protests near Minneapolis?

13 Avril, 2021, 19:35 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Demonstrators shout

The fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, in Brooklyn Center, Minn., has spurred some notable reaction from the sports world.

A protester confronts police near Minneapolis after the shooting of Daunte Wright.

Kim Potter is on administrative leave and Brooklyn Center police chief Tim Gannon released the body-cam footage on Monday, telling reporters he believed the shooting was a mistake.

For nearby Minneapolis, tension bin dey high as di trial of one ex-officer wey dey face accuse of killing George Floyd still continue.

Wright's family planned to speak again Tuesday alongside the family of George Floyd at the courthouse where the trial is being held for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in his death.

According to media reports, police video footage presented at a press briefing showed an officer trying to cuff Wright next to the auto. "Taser! Taser! Taser!" she can be heard saying.

"Holy s***, I just shot him", the policewoman is heard saying as the auto drives away.

"This appears to me from what I viewed and the officer's reaction in distress immediately after that this was an accidental discharge that resulted in the tragic death of Mr Wright", he said.

The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the death, which led to protests erupting overnight and people at the scene waving flags and signs reading "Black Lives Matter".

"Our hearts dey heavy right now, we dey in pain right now".

Demonstrators launch fireworks towards members of the National Guard during a protest in Brooklyn Center
Demonstrators launch fireworks towards members of the National Guard during a protest in Brooklyn Center

"We're going to do everything we can to ensure that justice is done and our communities are made whole", Elliott said.

Angry protests gada for Brooklyn Center on Sunday night as news of Wright death begin spread.

Officers in riot gear fired a small number of gas canisters and flash-bang grenades after some demonstrators threw bottles and other objects.

Law enforcement agencies had stepped up their presence across the Minneapolis area after Sunday night violence. Another curfew dey in place from 19:00 to 06:00 local time across the two cities.

At least 200 protesters gathered Monday night in Southeast Portland to protest the police killing of a Black man in Minnesota.

Members of di Minnesota National Guard, wey dem don already deploy for the trial on murder charges of Derek Chauvin, dem also send dem to Brooklyn Center.

His family have rejected that suggestion and his half-brother, Dallas Wright, told a vigil on Monday: "My brother lost his life because they were trigger happy".

Wright mother, Katie, say her heart dey "broken in a thousand pieces". I miss him so much, and it's only been a day.

"I think we can watch the video and ascertain whether she will be returning", the chief said.

"It's hard for me to say what the officer was thinking, the video does indicate that there was some degree, you know, of her, you know, grabbing the wrong weapon", Elliott said.

More therapeutics but no surge in vaccine for Michigan, Biden administration says
And that's all despite the fact that I've got a reduced set of powers because of the antagonism from my own legislature. Among those hardest hit by the variant strain is MI , which has seen an alarming spread in cases in recent weeks.

Trump Predicts GOP Will Retake Congress in 2022, White House in 2024
In March, he clashed with the RNC and other GOP committees over using his name and likeness for fundraising . Mar-a-Lago has been a frequent destination for Republicans to fundraise or meet with the former president.

Trudeau calls for Canada regions to tighten COVID restrictions
In Canada, more than 17 per cent of the population has had at least one vaccine dose, according to Our World in Data . Emergency measures include closing schools and non-essential businesses in those areas and applying an 8 p.m. curfew.

Conseillé:



Populaire

China, S Korea wary of release of Fukushima treated water into sea
He later told reporters that Seoul finds the decision highly regrettable and said that it was unacceptable. However, things like tritium, a radioactive byproduct of nuclear reactors, are hard to filter out.

Taiwan reports largest entrance to ADIZ by China
China said Friday that Taiwan's military "won't stand a chance" if Beijing chose to invade. We're not focused on a boycott.

Une usine d’enrichissement d’uranium victime d’un acte de "terrorisme" — Iran
Les médias iraniens n'ont diffusé aucune photo ni vidéo du centre de Natanz après ce sabotage pour lequel le communiqué de M. En juillet 2020, une explosion avait détruit partiellement un bâtiment d'assemblage de nouvelles centrifugeuses.

Téhéran accuse Israël d'une attaque sur un centre nucléaire iranien
Moscou a dit espérer "que ce qu'il s'est passé (à Natanz) ne sapera pas les consultations qui prennent de l'ampleur". En riposte, l'Iran a commencé à s'affranchir de ses engagements à partir de mai 2019.

Minnesota police officer fatally shoots driver during traffic stop
Some in the crowd dispersed as police appeared to be readying to use tear gas on protesters, although none was deployed. The driver, who had a warrant, got back into the vehicle as officers were trying to take him into custody.

Moderna vax has more side effects than Pfizer/BioNTech
Pfizer said that it planned to submit similar requests with other regulatory bodies around the globe in the coming days. That's what they were granted last year to administer the vaccine to people 16 years and older.

Derek Chauvin trial continues Friday; medical examiner expected to testify
Crucial testimony is expected April 9, 2021 when the medical examiner who performed George Floyd's autopsy takes the stand. In that time, Mr Floyd begged for his life, gasping more than two dozen times and repeating the phrase: "I can't breathe ".

Biden to sign executive order creating court packing commission
It is unclear if the commission will provide recommendations to Biden, or simply analysis of the arguments for and against reform.

US Rep. Kinzinger calls on fellow Republican Gaetz to resign
Gaetz's congressional office on Thursday released a statement attributed to "The Women of the Office of U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz " that defended the congressman against the allegations.

Envoy to United Kingdom ‘locked out’ of embassy
The security forces came with eight military trucks and about 50 soldiers and it was unclear where he had been taken, she said. Protesters also gathered on the street outside to rally against the military's takeover of the embassy.