Protesters threw stones at the police headquarters, and there were skirmishes. The city's schools decided not to open on Monday.
The Minnesota National Guard was brought into Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis, after clashes between police and protesters over the death of a black man in police custody. This is reported by CNN on Monday, April 12.
The media did not name the police officer who shot the man. At the same time, the mother of the deceased Katie Wright says that her 20-year-old son called her when he was stopped.
"He said they stopped him because he had air fresheners near the rearview mirror. I called back a minute later, and his girlfriend, who was in the car, said he'd been shot. He got back in the car, drove off, and crashed. And now he's dead... " the woman said.
Within a few hours, hundreds of people came to the scene. There were clashes with the police, and several patrol cars were damaged. The 200 people then moved toward the suburban police department, according to Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington.
According to him, the protesters threw stones at the police department building, and there were reports of shots being fired. He added that after the demands to disperse around nine in the evening, "there was a crash" and people scattered.
Now, schools in the suburbs have announced that they will be closed on Monday and will switch to distance learning for the time being.
We will remind that earlier after the arrest, George Floyd died in the hospital - a policeman knelt on the neck of a black man for more than eight minutes. His death sparked mass protests and the Black Lives Matter movement, which sometimes turned into clashes with the police.