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Protesters Create Umbrella Shield While Being Sprayed by Officers in Brooklyn Center

Officers sprayed a crowd from behind a fence surrounding the Brooklyn Center police department, on April 14, video shows, as protesters shielded using umbrellas.

Demonstrations over the shooting of Daunte Wright began for a fourth consecutive night on Wednesday. Public safety officials issued multiple dispersal warnings before a curfew began and warned protesters who did not leave the area would be arrested.

In video shared on Twitter by Brendan Gutenschwager, officers can be seen spraying protesters from behind a fence at the Brooklyn Center police station while the protesters shield behind umbrellas. One protester can also be seen approaching the fence surrounding the station and attempts to speak with the officers.

Demonstrations began in Brooklyn Center after a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop on April 11. The officer involved in the shooting, Kim Potter, was charged with second-degree manslaughter on April 14, according to media reports. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful