State Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington did not specify what charges could be brought against the detainees.
Law enforcement authorities detained about 100 people on Saturday night during the ongoing protests in Minnesota after the death of African-American Daunte Wright. This was announced by the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety of the state, John Harrington, during a press conference, the TV channel KSTP reports on Saturday.
Harrington did not specify what charges could be brought against the detainees. Simultaneously, as the TV channel emphasizes, no arrests were made on the night of Friday.
Protests in Minnesota continue for the sixth day in a row; as previously reported by the KARE TV channel, about 500 people gathered at the police station of the city of Brooklyn Center on Friday evening. The city authorities again imposed a curfew on the night from Friday to Saturday. The protesters did not obey the police’s demands to disperse; some threw various objects at law enforcement officers, tried to blind them with laser pointers, and broke through the barriers. The police conducted separate detentions of those who did not obey orders to disperse. The police demonstrated the means used by the protesters – baseball bats, homemade shields, and paintballs.