April 18 here have been several recent shootings of suspects by police in the United States, including demonstrations in central Brooklyn, Minnesota, Oakland, California, Portland, Oregon, Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., but some of the demonstrations have turned violent.
On April 11, Porter, a Minnesota police officer, manslaughtered Daunte Wright, an African-American man, in traffic enforcement, sparking a number of protests, and chicago police shot and killed 13-year-old Toledo, drawing public outrage after a video of the police law enforcement recorder was released recently. The trial follows the death of Floyd, an African-American man, by white police officer Shaw wan.
Afp said video evidence of apparent improper use of deadly force by U.S. police has emerged frequently, sparking a heated debate about police enforcement across the country, with people from several states taking to the streets to protest.
In Minnesota, protesters gathered outside the Brooklyn Central Police Department to demonstrate. The protests began peacefully, with protesters later standing in a truck with flashing lights talking to others. Later, however, protesters began throwing unknown objects into the police fence. Police responded with pepper spray and flash bombs to try to disperse the crowd, but there were no serious clashes.
Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in Oakland, California. Demonstrators marched peacefully through the streets at the start of the event. But as the march progressed, some groups left the group and began to create chaos. Oakland police said the protesters “started smashing many commercial windows, spray-painting on the building surface and setting fire to various pieces of debris.” A policeman was injured when he was hit in the head by a bottle. Protesters also dragged obstacles along the road, blocking and delaying police responses.
On the afternoon and evening of the 16th, a number of protests and clashes broke out between police and civilians in Portland, Oregon. Earlier, local police responded to a report of a gunman who shot and killed a white man, sparking protests. Police said later in the day that they had used pepper spray on protesters to disperse them. Police said in a press release that some people beat officers with sticks and chased them as they left. Police said officers used smoke canisters and rubber bullets to disperse the weapon.
Protests in Chicago were tense, with thousands of people gathering in Logan Square to protest the police shooting of 13-year-old Toledo. Protesters had planned to head outside Chicago’s mayor’s door, but the number of participants continued to grow after police blocked them, leading to a temporary blockade of several surrounding streets. Around 10 p.m., some protesters began scuffle with police, and flag-waving officers and police cars began to besiege. Chicago police say at least two people have been arrested and charged with misdemeanor reckless action.
In addition, there were demonstrations in Washington, D.C., and two cities in North Carolina.
Americans’ trust in the police is falling to a low point, the report said. Selena McKnight, a 46-year-old African-American woman, said: “Even if Shawan were convicted, I would feel the same way, it was a long battle. Darnell Squire, an African-American man, said: “I have learned from experience that the police are not unprofessional, and even the leadership they are subjected to is incorrect. ”