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    • Protesters throw fireworks towards police as they gather outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department a day after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, US, 12 April 2021.
    • Police officers during a protest in downtown Brooklyn Center in the US state of Minnesota.
    • A demonstrator looks on during a march following the fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Black man Daunte Wright in Minnesota, in Washington, US, 12 April 2021.
    • Protesters jump over the turnstiles at  the Gallery Place metro station during a protest following the fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Black man Daunte Wright in Minnesota, in Washington, US, 12 April 2021.
    • Protesters gesture as they gather at the gate of the Brooklyn Center Police Department a day after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, US, 12 April 2021.
    • A Dollar Tree store that was looted has its sprinklers turned on as protesters gather outside Brooklyn Center Police Department a day after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, US, 12 April 2021.
    • A demonstrator is arrested by police for violating curfew and an order to disperse during a protest against the police shooting of Daunte Wright, Monday, 12 April 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn.
    • Broken shop windows in downtown Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
    • A protester and police officers in downtown Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, US.
    • A demonstrator jumps off a police cruiser during a protest after police allegedly shot and killed a man, who local media report is identified by the victim's mother as Daunte Wright, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, US, 11 April 2021.
    • Graffiti is sprayed on a building at a protest over the death of Daunte Wright on 12 April 2021 in Seattle, Washington. Wright, black man whose car was stopped in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on Sunday reportedly for an expired registration, and not far from where George Floyd was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis last May, was shot and killed by an officer who police say mistook her service revolver for a Taser.
    • People run for cover as police fire tear gas outside the Brooklyn Center police station during a protest after a police officer shot and killed a black man in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota on 12 April  2021.
    • Participant of a protest in downtown Brooklyn Center in Minnesota, US.
    • Protesters rally outside Brooklyn Center Police Department a day after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, US 12 April 2021.
    • Police officers during a protest in downtown Brooklyn Center in Minnesota, US.
    • Police officers during a protest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, US.
    • Police officers during a protest in downtown in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, US.
    • Broken shop windows in downtown Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
    • Police officers during a protest in downtown in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, US.
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    Protesters throw fireworks towards police as they gather outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department a day after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, US, 12 April 2021.

    The fatal shooting of an African-American man by police attempting to detain him in the city of Brooklyn Center in the US state of Minnesota has sparked clashes between protesters and police officers.

    According to Minneapolis' Brooklyn Center police, the incident took place on Sunday when officers stopped a vehicle; Duante Wright, the driver, had allegedly been driving with expired license plates. The man's fatal shooting during an attempt to restrain him has sparked nightly clashes between hundreds of protesters and police officers, forcing the authorities to deploy National Guard units and impose a curfew in the city, which is adjacent to Minneapolis.

    Minnesota law enforcement has used tear gas against hundreds of people who were protesting over the fatal shooting for the second night in a row on Monday.

    The incident has flared up tensions between locals and police officers, as it came in the midst of the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin, charged with the murder of another African-American, George Floyd, in the state's largest city Minneapolis last May. Chauvin is the officer who put his knee on Floyd’s neck during his arrest.

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