Minneapolis sees more protests after MPs’ death of man
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Protesters took to the streets for the fourth night in a row in Minneapolis after a black man was shot dead by members of a US Marshals task force.
Crowds marched on Sunday night in response to Thursday’s fatal shooting against Winston Boogie Smith Jr., 32, in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. Officers stood guard during the protests.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or arrests resulting from Sunday’s protests.
Authorities said Smith was wanted for a weapons violation and fired a gun before two MPs shot him while inside a parked vehicle. Members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force were trying to arrest him on an arrest warrant for allegedly being a criminal in possession of a gun.
Family and friends have described Smith as a father of three who was often harassed by police. They demand transparency in the investigation and have asked anyone who may have video footage to come forward.
over the weekend led to arrests. The night after the shooting, some people ransacked buildings and robbed businesses.
The fatal shooting comes as Minneapolis has been on the alert for just over a year, and the fatal shooting of an officer in the nearby Brooklyn Center in April.