Protests in Minneapolis: Motorists speed into demonstration – one dead

Proteste in Minneapolis
Motorists rush into demonstration – one dead

In early June, police shot and killed a black man in Minneapolis. People are now taking to the streets in protest. Suddenly a car drives into the crowd – a woman dies and three other demonstrators are seriously injured. However, the police do not assume an attack.

During protests against police violence in the US city of Minneapolis, a man drove his car into a group of demonstrators and killed a woman in the process. In the incident on Monday night, three other people were injured, the police said. The driver was arrested. According to police, alcohol or drugs may have played a role.

Accordingly, shortly before midnight, the man drove into the group of demonstrators who protested against fatal police shots on a black man in early June. “Protesters pulled the suspect out of the vehicle and, according to witness statements, began beating the driver,” police said. “Police arrived and took the driver into custody.” He, too, was subsequently treated in a hospital. According to recordings published on the Internet, it is a white person. The background of the incident was unclear, said the police. According to initial investigations, however, “the driver’s use of drugs or alcohol” could have been a factor in the incident.

Police shot black people a few days ago

Protesters protested in Minneapolis on June 3, over the fatal police shooting of the African American Winston Boogie Smith Junior. The officers shot the black man trying to arrest him for alleged gun law violations.

In May last year, the African American George Floyd was killed in a brutal police operation in the city in the state of Minnesota. Floyd’s death sparked nationwide protests against racism and police violence against blacks and made headlines internationally.

White policeman Derek Chauvin held the knee of Floyd, arrested on counterfeit charges, for nine and a half minutes, even though the 46-year-old repeatedly complained that he could not breathe. Chauvin was found guilty of second degree murder, among other things, in April. The sentence is due to be announced on June 25th.

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