Police disperse protest after death of black man in US

Police in Minneapolis, United States, used tear gas to disperse protesters who gathered Sunday after a policeman killed a black man about 10 miles from where George Floyd was killed in May latest.

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department, guarded by police in riot gear. The police fired rubber bullets and used pepper spray on the crowd.

The dead man was identified by relatives at the scene as 20-year-old Daunte Wright, according to local newspaper Star Tribune.

In a statement, Brooklyn Center police said officers arrested a man for traffic violation just before 2 p.m. and found he had an outstanding arrest warrant.

As the police tried to stop him, he got back into the vehicle. Then a police officer shot the driver, who was driving several more blocks before colliding with another vehicle and dying on the spot.

Police said the cameras of the two officers were activated during the incident.

Tension in the city is on the rise with the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former white Minneapolis cop, filmed for nine minutes kneeling on the neck of handcuffed 46-year-old black man George Floyd.

Floyd’s death sparked protests in the United States and around the world against police brutality and racial injustice.

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