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Barricades Erected as Chanting Protesters Gather Outside Brooklyn Center Police Department

Barricades were erected outside Brooklyn Center Police Department in Minnesota on Monday, April 12, as protesters gathered to demonstrate over the police shooting of Daunte Wright.

This footage, shot by Brendan Gutenschwager and compiled by Storyful, shows authorities installing the barricades shortly before protesters swarm the police building’s lawns chanting, “Revolution, ain’t nothing to f*** with!”. The protesters can later be heard chanting Wright’s name.

On Sunday, Wright was stopped for a traffic violation and shot by an officer after re-entering the vehicle when officers tried to arrest him over an unrelated outstanding warrant. Wright was pronounced dead after his vehicle had traveled several blocks.

Wright died of a single gunshot wound to the chest with the manner of death determined to be homicide, the Hennepin County medical examiner reported on Monday.

“Manner of death is not a legal determination of culpability or intent,” the examiner wrote.

Brooklyn Center Police Chief told reporters on Monday it was his “belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser, but instead shot Mr Wright with a single bullet.”

“For all intents and purposes, I think we can look at the video and ascertain whether or not she’ll be returning,” Chief Gannon said, as cited by The New York Times. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful