Minnesota: Brooklyn Center residents on alert for another night of protests
13 April 2021 | 11:47 am
Businesses board up windows and residents remain on alert as Brooklyn Center, Minnesota braces for another night of protests following the police shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man, in a traffic stop on Sunday. "It’s an uneasy, not very pleasant feeling just to know there’s a lot of tension in the air," a part-time resident tells AFPTV. National Guard troops have been deployed and a curfew has been put in place as tensions escalate.
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