In Minneapolis, armed patrol group tries to keep the peace

In Minneapolis, armed patrol group tries to keep the peace Photo: KSTP-TV

STEPHEN GROVES and JOHN MINCHILLO/Associated Press
Created: April 17, 2021 03:54 PM

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) - As the nightly protests over Daunte Wright’s death intensify outside a police station in a Minneapolis suburb, some in the crowd are trying to prevent protests from escalating into violence.

The Minnesota Freedom Fighters, a group of Black men, are at the scene to protest but are also determined to keep things peaceful.

The group was formed as an armed patrol during unrest last year following the death of George Floyd.

As Minneapolis sits on edge, the Freedom Fighters are trying to protect the neighborhoods where demonstrations occur, while still calling for justice.

Credits

STEPHEN GROVES and JOHN MINCHILLO/Associated Press

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Life House celebrates 30 years of service

Cirrus plane involved in mid-air crash

Get creative for the annual Bookmark Design Contest

Walz, legislative leaders remain "hopeful" to pass police reform

Experts don't anticipate a gas shortage in the midwest, advise people not to panic buy

Former Vikings offensive coordinator, head coach Jerry Burns dies at 94