Duante Wright a 20-year-old man of color was fatally shot just 10 miles away from precisely the identical location George Floyd died, based on The New York Post.
Crowds gathered in Minneapolis and rioted in the early morning hours in protest.
Hundreds of rioters looted stores in chaotic destruction.
It’s reported that Duante Wright held outstanding warrants for his arrest and was pulled over around 2 thirds
Wright allegedly jumped back into his vehicle in an attempt to escape the consequences only to smash his vehicle after being shot blocks down the road.
In a matter of hours over 500 people had gathered together in protest.
Protesters destroyed and looted at least 20 shops according to reports.
Several BLM protesters represented Black Lives Matter flags, marching their banners through the streets.
Protesters overtook police vehicles throwing paver bricks through the windshields and also at police officers.
Police responded with tear gas, flashbangs, and rubber bullets.
A woman said,”It feels like we’re in a war zone.”
At 11:20 P.m.. The Brooklyn Police deemed the protesters were an unlawful assembly stating that after the statement, anyone in the area would be arrested.
Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott said,
“We want to make sure everyone is safe. Please be safe and please go home.”
“Our hearts are with his family, and with all those in our community impacted by this tragedy,” he continued.
“You will see a robust assortment of National Guard, state and local police departments working together over the next two or three days,” Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said.
District superintendent Carly Baker stated”I haven’t entirely processed the tragedy that took place in our community and I’m prioritizing the safety and wellbeing of our students, families, staff members and community members.”
“We know our community experienced trauma and we need the time and space to process.”