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10 p.m. curfew declared as protesters gather in Brooklyn Center for a fifth night


April 16, 2021

Jeff Wheeler - Star Tribune

Messages were projected onto the barrier separating demonstrators from law enforcement outside the Brooklyn Center police station on Thursday night.

The overpowering scent of vehicle air fresheners and the occasional sound of fence-rattling and fireworks filled the air Thursday as about 1,000 people protested outside the Brooklyn Center police headquarters for a fifth night.

Early on, the demonstration was noisy but peaceful, but tensions grew some after about 8:15 p.m., when Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliot tweeted that a curfew had been declared for the city from 10 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday.

The declaration came as a surprise on a night when the only other metro-area curfew announced previously was for in Champlin. That's where former police officer Kimberly Potter, charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, lives with her family.


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