By COLlive reporter
Crown Heights Shmira, a neighborhood patrol, is alerting the public to be aware that a protest is being held at Grand Army Plaza on Eastern Parkway on Monday afternoon.
“Justice For Daunte Wright,” called for 5:00 PM, is said to be organized by Riders4Rights which identifies as a Brooklyn-based abolitionist group.
Wright, a 20-year-old black man, was shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, a city on the west bank of the Mississippi River on the northwest border of Minneapolis in Minnesota, on Sunday.
At a press conference, Brooklyn Center Police Department Chief Tim Gannon called the shooting an “accidental discharge.” Officers had pulled Wright over for a traffic violation.
He said he believes the officer meant to pull out a taser when Daunte Wright was shot, it was reported. He added that officers are trained to carry firearms on their dominant side and taser on the other.
The officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright at a Minneapolis traffic stop is on administrative leave.
Since the shooting, crowds of protesters have gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department, where officers in riot gear have formed a protective line and released gas irritants in attempts to disperse people, according to journalists at the scene.
VIDEO: Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott speaks
Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott on Daunte Wright: ‘Our hearts are aching right now. We are in pain right now and we recognize that this couldn’t have happened at a worse time … when all of America, when all of the world is watching our community’ pic.twitter.com/xzlQ6nuzGw
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