Update (2446ET): Protests erupted earlier today in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, after a police officer shot and killed a man during a traffic stop. Members of the community protested the police killing of the man that soon turned violent.
Now riot and looting appear to be underway in the business district of the metro area.
Further commodity liberation efforts are being conducted by BLM social justice activists in Brooklyn Center. pic.twitter.com/e9GEUtx85X— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 12, 2021
CVS looted now in Brooklyn Center. RIP Foot Locker and Wal-Mart. It’s looting spree in full session! 🌶 pic.twitter.com/tjQnGOjTBT— CIA-Simulation Warlord 🇺🇸🦈🇺🇸 (@zerosum24) April 12, 2021
🚨#BREAKING : Reports Of Major Looting Happing At Walmart And Footlocker near Brooklyn Center— R A W S 🚨 L E R T S (@Rawsalerts) April 12, 2021
📌#MN I #Minnesota
Thing Remains Very Intense With MPD And Protesters with the Killing Of 20 Year Old #DaunteWright As He was Stopped by MPD traffic stop#brooklyncenter #Minneapolis pic.twitter.com/xUTUZSGSVF
Besides the looting, Unicorn Riot is currently streaming live and has said police have declared another "unlawful assembly."
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Social unrest is unfolding in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after a Brooklyn Center police officer shot and killed a driver during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon.
According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, investigators have arrived at the crime scene.
BCA agents and crime scene personnel are en route to an officer involved shooting incident in Brooklyn Center. More information to come.— Minnesota BCA (@MnDPS_BCA) April 11, 2021
There's a significant police presence as community members gathered near the scene following the shooting.
The gathering was initially peaceful but quickly spiraled out of control into a riot.
CrimeWatchMpls tweets, rioters are throwing bricks and other objects at police cars.
Rioters are jumping on top of police cars and heard yelling, "f*ck the police."
Riot police showed up. pic.twitter.com/xJEpfjpDVo— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 12, 2021
Riot police have been called to the scene.
Watch the live feed via Unicorn Riot: