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Crowds Protest Death of Daunte Wright Outside Brooklyn Center Police Department

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Brooklyn Center police department in Minnesota on Monday, April 12, to protest the death of Daunte Wright during a police shooting the day before.

Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest with the manner of death determined to be homicide, the Hennepin County medical examiner reported on Monday. “Manner of death is not a legal determination of culpability or intent,” the examiner wrote.

On Sunday, Wright was stopped for a traffic violation and shot by an officer after re-entering the vehicle when officers tried to arrest him over an unrelated outstanding warrant. Wright was pronounced dead after his vehicle had traveled several blocks.

Footage shared by Mike Griffin shows a crowd of protesters chanting “Whose streets? Our streets” and “Say his name, Daunte Wright” as they confronted a line of officers equipped with riot gear.

Protesters continued to arrive in Brooklyn Center on Monday evening despite a 7 pm curfew issued by Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. Credit: Mike Griffin via Storyful