On April 11, 2021, 20-year-old African American Daunte Wright from Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, was gunned down by police after being stopped for a traffic violation.
At about 2 pm local time, Wright was stopped by police for a traffic violation. During the dialogue between the officer and Wright, it was revealed that the officers had a valid arrest warrant. After that, the police tried to take him into custody, but he resisted, got into the car and started moving. The officer pulled out a pistol and unloaded it at Wright. The car drove a few more blocks before stopping. Dount died instantly.
Wright’s death outraged the public. Hundreds of people gathered near the scene of the murder. Peaceful protests escalated into riots, leading to clashes between protesters and law enforcement agencies. Police used tear gas and flashbangs to disperse an anti-police protest, which burned several police cars and looted and looted several shops. The Minnesota National Guard was mobilized in the area of the police station near the scene.
Around midnight, the police declared the protest illegal and said that everyone who remains at the scene, including journalists, will be arrested.