Protests hit Minneapolis for third night after fatal shooting of Winston Smith

Protests hit Minneapolis for third night after fatal shooting of Winston Smith


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.

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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

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