Minnesota shooting: 40 arrested at Brooklyn Center on the second night of the riot, police say

Protesters throw fireworks at the police as they gather outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department after Daunte was shot dead by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on April 12, 2021. (Nick Pfosi / Reuters)

Police arrested 40 rioters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on the second night of the riot after a police shot that killed one person.

of protesters gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Monday afternoon to protest the shooting. Many stayed despite Governor Tim Walz’s curfew, which clashed with police for several hours after sunset.

Footage from Star Tribune Reporter Liz Sawyer showed the police how she worked with rioters outside the police station:

In addition, a local Dollar Tree store was looted:

Sporadic looting has been in nearby Minneapolis. The city’s police arrested 13 rioters, mainly on charges of looting or curfew.

Booker Hodges, a commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Public Security, thanked those who protested peacefully earlier in the day and lamented the ongoing unrest.

“For months we have been saying that seditious behavior simply will not be tolerated, and unfortunately these are some of the things we have encountered tonight,” Hodges said at an morning press conference.

The riot began Sunday night after a Brooklyn Center official shot and killed a suspect while in a traffic obstruction. Police Chief Tim Gannon said the officer planned to use a taser but mistakenly fired her department-issued pistol.

The victim was identified by his family as Daunte , a 20-year-old African American who lives in Brooklyn City. The shooting took place during the trial of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, who was accused of killing the city-resident George Floyd in an incident that sparked massive riot and protests in the United States

Katie , Dauntes mother, lamented the death of her son during a vigil at the scene of his murder.

“I just need everyone to know that he was my life. He was my son, ” said. “And I can never get that back. Because of a mistake? Because of an accident? ”

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Zachary Evans is a news writer for National Review Online. He is a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces and a trained violist.

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