After the death of a black man during a police operation in the US state Minnesota has US President Joe Biden called to rest. "Peaceful protest is understandable," said Biden on Monday in the White House. But there is "absolutely no justification" for violence.
The president said the investigation into the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, north of Minneapolis, remains to be seen. “The question is whether it was an accident or on purpose. That still needs to be clarified. "
Night curfew after riots
A policewoman shot Wright at a traffic stop on Sunday. The incident sparked protests, which also degenerated into violence. In Minneapolis and the neighboring city of Saint Paul, a nighttime curfew for the metropolitan area went into effect on Monday evening, and it should last until XNUMX a.m. local time Tuesday morning. The authorities announced an increased presence of police and National Guard security forces.
There had been riots on the night from Sunday to Monday and on Monday itself. Hundreds of demonstrators had gathered at the crime scene. You deny the version Wright was accidentally killed. When they met the police, they threw bottles and other objects, and the police responded with blunt plastic bullets.
Ex-police officer Derek Chauvin is currently on trial in Minneapolis for the violent death of the African American George floyd last May. Wright and Floyd died just a few miles apart.