Protesters take to the streets of the American city of Minneapolis for the fourth day in a row because of the recent murder of a black man by law enforcement officers, reports CBS Minnesota.
Earlier, 32-year-old African-American Winston Smith was shot and killed during the arrest. According to a police statement, law enforcement officers obtained a warrant for Smith’s arrest in connection with charges of illegal possession of weapons. While attempting to apprehend the suspect, Smith opened fire on police officers from a parked car, but was shot and died on the spot.
In connection with the incident, protests broke out in Minneapolis, continuing for the fourth day in a row. On Sunday, more than a hundred people took to the streets demanding a fair investigation into the Smith case. Since the end of May 2020, a wave of protests and riots against police violence and racism has swept through many major cities in the United States, and then in some other countries. The reason for the speeches was the death of an African-American George Floyd, who died while being detained by police in Minneapolis. One police officer was charged with murder, the other three with aiding and abetting. After Floyd’s death, the Black Lives Matter movement, which opposes violence against the black population, became more active.