Personnel from the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force were trying to arrest Smith on the basis of a warrant issued for possession of a gun.
Black civilian dies in America
US Minneapolis Marshals Service Shoots Black Man: Protesters and officers in Minneapolis clashed early on Saturday in Minneapolis protesting the death of a black man in a US Marshals Service task force shooting (Minneapolis Shooting). People protest against the shooting death of Winston Boogie Smith Jr. (32) People set fire to garbage dumps in the streets and several officers are at the scene (Winston Smith Death). Protests took place for the second day in a row against the shooting incident in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis on Thursday.
Police said 27 protesters have been arrested, of whom 26 have been charged with rioting and one accused of weapons-related charges (Winston Smith on Minneapolis). There were no casualties, but some commercial buildings were damaged. Authorities said on Friday that Smith was wanted for weapons-related violations of the law and had fired at two US Marshals officers, after which officers opened fire on him.
was trying to arrest
Personnel from the ‘US Marshals Fugitive Task Force’ were trying to arrest Smith on a warrant issued for possession of a gun (United States Marshals Service). Smith’s family and friends said he was the father of three children and was often harassed by the police. He appealed to the police for transparency in the investigation. After the firing, some people ransacked buildings and burgled commercial establishments, police said.
There was uproar over the death of George Floyd
Nine people have been arrested under several charges including suspicion of rioting, assault, arson and damage to property. It is noteworthy that about a year ago in Minneapolis, there were widespread demonstrations after the death of black George Floyd in police action. After the death of Floyd, there were ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstrations across America. He died after a white policeman knelt on his neck.
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