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Curfews Are Imposed After Daunte Wright Shooting
Gov. Tim Walz of Minnesota and other officials pleaded for peace in the Twin Cities amid unrest in response to the fatal shooting of Mr. Wright, a Black man, during a traffic stop.
“For those who choose to go out and, as Mayor Carter said, to exploit these tragedies for destruction or personal gain, you can rest assured that the largest police presence in Minnesota history and coordination will be prepared. You will be arrested, you will be charged and there will be consequences for those actions. It’s not debatable. You’re not making the case. You’re hurting the case. You’re undermining the grief. And you hear it from families time and time again. Don’t you dare step into our space where we’re trying to enact change to our system.” “We cannot retraumatize our communities that have been hurt so much. And so for those individuals who may think that they are going to go into our communities and cause harm, to destroy property, to commit crimes, you will be held accountable.” “We must see peace tonight. And as of this afternoon, I have declared a state of emergency in the city of Minneapolis. And we are following that up with a curfew that will begin at 7:00 p.m. tonight, will go until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.” “You cannot honor the memory of George Floyd, you cannot honor the memory of Daunte Wright, by wreaking havoc in the communities and the neighborhoods that they called home.”
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