Unrest as police shoot black man near Minneapolis

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12 April 2021

Tear gas has been fired and a curfew imposed amid angry protests after police fatally shot a black man in a traffic stop in the US city of Brooklyn Center, just north of Minneapolis, APA reports citing BBC.

The man has been identified by relatives as 20-year-old Daunte Wright.

Brooklyn Center's mayor issued a city-wide curfew until 06:00 (11:00 GMT), telling people to "be safe, go home".

Tensions in Minneapolis are high as the trial of the former officer accused of killing George Floyd takes place.

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said he was "closely monitoring the situation" and praying for Mr Wright's family.

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