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Protests Erupt Once More In Response To The Killing Of A Black Man By Minnesota Deputies.
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Protests Erupt Once More In Response To The Killing Of A Black Man By Minnesota Deputies.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters clashed with officers early Saturday in Minneapolis over the shooting death of a Black man by members of a US Marshals task force.

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

According to police, 27 people were arrested during the protest, with 26 facing rioting charges and one facing a weapons charge. No injuries were reported, but some businesses were damaged, according to police.

According to authorities, Smith was wanted on a weapons violation and fired a gun before being shot by two deputies while inside a parked vehicle. Members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force were attempting to arrest him on a warrant for allegedly being a felon in possession of a gun.

Smith was described by family and friends as a father of three who was frequently harassed by police, and they are demanding transparency in the investigation and have asked anyone who may have video footage to come forward.

Following the shooting on Thursday, some people vandalized buildings and stole from businesses, according to police, who arrested nine people on suspicion of rioting, assault, arson, and property damage.

The fatal shooting comes just over a year after the death of George Floyd and the April fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by an officer in nearby Brooklyn Center.

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