24 Arrested in 4th Night of Protests over Daunte Wright Shooting in Minnesota

A Hennepin County Sheriff Officer watches from the hatch of an armed vehicle outside the Brooklyn Center police station while demonstrators wave a Black Live Matter flag as they protest the death of Daunte Wright who was shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on April …
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Law enforcement in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, arrested at least 24 people during a fourth night of protests. Hundreds of activists, including Black Lives Matter and Antifa, gathered outside the police headquarters and remained after unlawful assembly and curfew declarations.

For the fourth night in a row, protesters marched to the Brooklyn Center Police Department building over the shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Officials declared the demonstration an unlawful assembly about an hour before the 10 p.m. curfew went into effect, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.

While the local newspaper called the protest “calmer,” many threw projectiles at the State Police, Hennepin County Sheriff’s deputies, and National Guard troops put in place to protect the police headquarters. The projectiles included water bottles, milk jugs, bricks, rocks, and fireworks.

Earlier in the evening, protesters violently attacked and attempted to intimidate national news media who came to cover the demonstration, Breitbart News reported. At one point, someone threw a filled water bottle at a CNN news crew — knocking the man to the ground after the bottle struck him in the head. The protesters mocked the man after he fell to the ground.

Along the front lines of the protest, marchers erected plywood battlements to provide shielding against crowd-control munitions from law enforcement.

Despite the 10 p.m. curfew, protesters remained on the streets into the early morning hours of Thursday.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.

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