Looting and rioting raged through a Minneapolis suburb on Sunday after police shot and killed a man during a traffic stop.
As the violence continued in the city of Brooklyn Center, Mayor Mike Elliott issued a curfew until 6 a.m. Monday. Brooklyn Center shut down schools and other activities set for Monday, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
The shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man, came amid high tensions in the Minneapolis area due to the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in connection with last May’s death of George Floyd.
Widespread looting damaged multiple businesses, as documented by videos shared on social media.
They’re looting in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota at this moment. Because, you know, justice and stuff like that.pic.twitter.com/GvcEx87f98
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