Angry protests erupted in a Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center, MN, Sunday after a 20-year-old black man was fatally shot by a police officer as he tried to escape arrest on an outstanding warrant. Some looting and attacks on police were reported.
Outside of the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Sunday night, police were attacked with rocks, bags of garbage, and water bottles. They responded with chemical agents and less-lethal impact munitions, Reuters reports.
Another group of protesters broke into about 20 businesses at a regional shopping center, with some businesses looted, according to the police and local media reports.
Near the site of the shooting, protesters yelled angrily at a line of police in riot gear holding long batons. Some protesters vandalized two police vehicles, pelting them with stones and jumping on them.
Brooklyn Center’s mayor ordered a curfew until 6 a.m.
The National Guard is also deploying to the area.