Demonstrators took to the streets of Minneapolis for a third straight night of unrest late Saturday, protesting the death of a wanted man in an alleged gun battle with US Marshals.
The crowd converged on the Uptown Minneapolis block where Winston Boogie Smith, 32, was fatally shot outside a parking garage on Thursday, chanting and scrawling anti-police slogans on the street and exterior of a restaurant, according to local outlets including the Star Tribune newspaper.
Smith, a rapper and father of two, was wanted in neighboring Ramsey County for failing to appear for a sentencing hearing last month, at which he was set to learn his punishment after pleading guilty to felony firearms possession.
When members of a US Marshals task force spotted and approached Smith around 2 p.m. Thursday, he allegedly pulled out a handgun and opened fire, leading the Marshals to return fire and kill Smith, authorities have said.
People dance in the streets and hold flags