Minneapolis teens stage walkout for Daunte Wright as Chauvin case heads to the jury

By: | April 20, 2021

As closing arguments were held Monday in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, students from some 110 Minneapolis-area schools walked out to protest the death of Daunte Wright in the nearby suburb of Brooklyn Center. Some of the teens, who organized online, gathered outside suburban and exurban schools, while others demonstrated at a downtown plaza not far from the courthouse.

At 1:47 p.m., the time Wright was shot by a police officer during a traffic stop April 11, the students observed a moment of silence.

National Guard and police from other states have established a heavy presence in the Twin Cities, and Minneapolis Public Schools on Friday announced a temporary return to distance learning because of the possibility of unrest.

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