Officers Use Non-Lethal Munitions to Disperse Daunte Wright Protesters in Brooklyn Center

Police used smoke against protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, to disperse a crowd outside the city’s police department as demonstrations over the death of Daunte Wright continued for a third consecutive night

This footage, shot by Brendan Gutenschwager and compiled by Storyful, shows a protester shot with a smoke canister after kicking a barricade erected outside Brooklyn Center Police Department.

Later, glass bottles and other make-shift projectiles can be seen smashed near officers guarding the police building as an armored vehicle slowly makes it way toward chanting demonstrators. Some protesters can be seen using umbrellas as shields.

Protests began in Brooklyn Center after a police officer fatally shot Wright during a traffic stop on April 11. Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as an “accidental discharge”, saying to reporters that the officer in question drew a handgun instead of a Taser. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful