Black man killed at traffic stop in Minneapolis

Police violence in the USA Black man killed at traffic stop in Minneapolis


Protesters raise their fists during a protest against the death of George Floyd. Photo: Jeff Roberson / AP / dpa / archive

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The trial of the death of the African American George Floyd is still ongoing. Now another black man has died from police violence in Minneapolis. And there are protests again.

In the United States, a new case of police violence sparked violent protests. According to media reports, a 20-year-old black man was killed in the state of Minnesota.

The incident occurred on Sunday (local time) in the small town of Brooklyn Center on the northern edge of Minneapolis. Ex-police officer Derek Chauvin is currently on trial in the city for the death of African American George Floyd less than a year ago.

According to a report from the police, the officers stopped a driver on Sunday shortly before 14 p.m. local time (21.00 p.m. CEST) for a traffic offense. During the inspection, they found that there was an arrest warrant against him. When the police tried to arrest him, the man got back into the car. One of the police officers shot and hit him. The man drove several blocks before the car collided with another car. The man died there and a passenger was injured. The incident is being investigated.

The police initially did not provide any information about the identity of the victim. The Washington Post and other media wrote that it was a 20-year-old black. It is unclear whether he was armed.

According to media reports, hundreds of demonstrators later surrounded a police station. There were clashes with the uniformed men who shot down tear gas and tracer ammunition. Local police later received reinforcements from the Minnesota National Guard, which is currently stationed in Minneapolis for the chauvin trial.

Chauvin is accused of pressing his knee on George Floyd's neck for minutes during the deployment last year, although the latter pleaded to let him breathe. After Floyd's death in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, there had been mass protests against police violence and racism for months.