Protesters on bikes peacefully rally in Brooklyn over fatal shooting of Minnesota man by police
Protesters gathered in Brooklyn Tuesday to voice outrage and frustration over the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, who was fatally shot by police on Sunday in Minnesota.
The 20-year-old was shot by a police officer in Minnesota during a traffic stop. Bodycam footage released by the Brooklyn Center Police Department captured the encounter.
Authorities say police officer Kim Potter attempted to fire a Taser and accidentally fired a gun instead. She has since resigned, as has the department's chief.
Protesters showed up to the Brooklyn demonstration with bikes and say they hope it makes a big statement as they ride through the city.
Bike riders participating in Tuesday’s demonstration tell News 12 they are standing in solidarity with Wright’s family, his community and everyone that is outraged by the shooting incidents impacting the Black community.
They say they are tired of seeing the same narrative happen over and over again.