Police fatally shot Daunte Wright—an unarmed, 20-year-old Black man—during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on Sunday afternoon, sparking protests in the northern Minneapolis suburb located just miles away from where George Floyd was killed by police last May.
“Yet another Black life was taken by those sworn to protect,” the state’s ACLU chapter said in a statement. “We join the community in mourning Wright’s loss.”
The unrest in Brooklyn Center came amid already high tensions as the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering Floyd, enters its third week.
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