Minneapolis shooting: More protests as police officer 'meant to use Taser'


Fresh protests broke out Monday night in Minneapolis despite a curfew implemented after a police officer fatally shot a young black man when she appeared to confuse her handgun with her taser, fueling tensions in a United States city already on edge because of the George Floyd murder trial.

Shortly before 9:00 pm local time (12pm AEST Tuesday), almost two hours after the curfew went into effect, dozens of protesters continued to wave signs and chant slogans in front of the police station in Brooklyn Center, where Sunday's killing occurred.

Late on Monday, crowds shun di curfew to gada for a second night outside Brooklyn Center Police headquarters. We're going to make sure that justice is done.

Wright is then seen breaking free and getting inside the auto when another office yells "Taser, Taser, Taser", before firing a shot from her handgun, as per the recording.

"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. Credit: Protesters confronted police over the shooting death of Daunte Wright at a rally at the Brooklyn Center Police Department.

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".

Dem say some pipo ransack about 20 businesses for one nearby shopping centre according to StarTribune, and dem say di looting spreading to parts of Minneapolis. Police then begin use gas cannisters and stun grenades, na wetin reporters wey dey dia tok.

National Guard troops had been expected to more than double to over 1,000 by Monday night in case the situation escalated.

Protesters throw fireworks towards police outside Brooklyn Center Police Department a day after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer
For a second night protesters gathered outside Brooklyn Center Police Department

"All the violence, if it keeps going, it's only going to be about the violence", she said.

How Daunte Wright family react? I miss him so much, and it's only been a day.

"It is really a tragic thing that happened, but I think we've got to wait and see what the investigation shows", Biden said in a press conference at the White House.

Earlier, she tok how her son bin call her during di traffic stop. She say she hear di gbege and di phone line cut.

"One minute later, I call and im girlfriend answer, wey be passenger for di vehicle, and she say dem shoot am. and my son dey lay there lifeless".

Di trial of Derek Chauvin ova di death of George Floyd dey go on for ova two weeks now.

Oga Chauvin wey video show as im dey kneel on Floyd neck for more than nine minutes during di arrest operation for Minneapolis last May.

The shooting sparked a second evening of unrest on Monday when several hundred defied a curfew and gathered at the Brooklyn Center police station chanting the 20-year-old's name.

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