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Protest leaders say it's important for Uptown to understand that police accountability is their problem


Aaron Lavinsky - Star Tribune

Protesters took part in the "Truth and Justice for Winston Smith" protest Saturday near the site of his shooting by law enforcement in Uptown Minneapolis.

Blake Derrick was watching the protests against police violence from the rooftop of his modern apartment building in Uptown when some of the marchers urged him to come down - so he did.

"It's happening too much," Derrick, a 30-year-old medical writer, said of police killings. "We're becoming desensitized."

He believed that the group on W. Lake Street had every right to be there. But he noted that some residents at the Walkway Apartments, which advertises "posh Uptown living," "are scared. Some people are just plain sick of it, to have that noise [outside] their window."


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