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Sat Jun 5, 2021, 11:08 AM

Protest erupts again over man killed by Minnesota deputies

Source: Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters faced off with officers in Minneapolis early Saturday over the shooting death of a man by members of a U.S. Marshals task force.

Photos from the scene following a vigil for Winston Boogie Smith Jr., 32, showed dumpster fires in the street and a line of officers standing guard. It was the second night of protests in response to the fatal shooting Thursday in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood.

Authorities said Friday that Smith was wanted on a weapons violation and fired a gun before two deputies shot him while he was inside a parked vehicle. Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were trying to arrest him on a warrant for allegedly being a felon in possession of a gun.

Family and friends described Smith as a father of three who was often harassed by police. They are demanding transparency in the investigation and have asked that anyone who might have video footage to come forward.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/minnesota-death-of-daunte-wright-shootings-522b1c0b8ddbc9ebc27773c228ae3725

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rgbecker Jun 6 #1

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Sun Jun 6, 2021, 08:46 AM

1. What the hell is going on in Minneapolis?

Grew up thinking it was a pretty forward thinking progressive town.

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