During the third night of riots, police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, arrested at least 60 protestors. More than 800 demonstrators marched to the station after the shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year old black man.
Minnesota State Patrol Chief Matt Langer told reporters that officers arrested “upward” of 60 people after demonstrators threw bricks, cans, bottles of alcohol, and other items at police protecting the station, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The chief showed examples of the objects that hit multiple officers’ helmets.
A video on Twitter shows police responding to objects being thrown over a barrier fence. The officers fired crowd control munitions in response.
The crowd, estimated to be between 800 and 1,000 people, gathered together for a third night after Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter shot and killed Wright after he resisted arrest on an outstanding warrant.
A local court issued the warrant after Wright failed to appear in court on a charge of aggravated armed robbery, Fox News reported. Officer Wright resigned from the department on Tuesday.
Peaceful protests began about 4:30 on Tuesday as demonstrators moved toward the police headquarters building.
At the time of the curfew, police estimated the crowd size at about 800-1,000 people. State police and National Guardsmen deployed by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (D) stood behind a freshly erected fence to guard the police station.
Demonstrators are now throwing tons of objects at BCPD officers. Multiple riot control grenades have been deployed pic.twitter.com/neIUg4DsCU
— James Klüg (@realJamesKlug) April 14, 2021
At around 8:30 p.m., police announced that the gathering of demonstrators was an unlawful assembly and ordered the crowd, including media, to leave the area.
State patrol coming heavy w gas and numbers pic.twitter.com/cUG6LdGuS9
— Andy Mannix (@AndrewMannix) April 14, 2021
This is what it looked like as law enforcement advanced through the street across from Brooklyn Center PD, telling the crowd out protesting in Daunte Wright’s name to leave. w/@AndrewRestuccia pic.twitter.com/JMS2cJZlvw
— Erin Ailworth (@ailworth) April 14, 2021
The arrests of more than 60 people on Tuesday follows the Monday night arrests of another 53, Breitbart News reported.