Photos: Continued unrest in Minnesota over death of Daunte Wright during police encounter

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BROOKLYN CENTER, MN - APRIL 14: Michael Wilson, a community activist, speaks to the crowd of protesters gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department calling for justice for Daunte Wright before curfew on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, MN. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Wilson, a community activist, speaks to the crowd of protesters gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department calling for justice for Daunte Wright before curfew in Brooklyn Center. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

The traffic stop that would end Daunte Wright's life played out on a Brooklyn Center, Minn., police officer's body camera. Officers appeared to try to handcuff him; then he slipped back into the driver's seat.

Once again, a Black man died during a police encounter. In an instant, the world's focus on Minnesota shifted from the trial of Derek Chauvin to a new outrage that brought street protests, promises of reform, and anguish over a relentless pattern of deadly police misconduct.

Military vehicles rumbled down city streets Monday as businesses hastily closed to comply with a four-county 7 p.m. curfew ordered by Gov. Tim Walz. As a massive police presence mobilized to prevent any repeat of the unrest after the death of George Floyd last year, President Biden called for "peace and calm."

Minnesota State Patrol Col. Matt Langer said that 40 people were arrested Monday night at the Brooklyn Center protest. Several law enforcement officers suffered minor injuries from thrown debris; no protester injuries were reported, he said.

Scenes from the protest in Brooklyn Center, Minn.

Protesters gather outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department calling for justice for Daunte Wright.
Protesters gather outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department calling for justice for Daunte Wright. (Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times)
A protester stands on the hood of her car holding a Black Lives Matter flag outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department
A protester stands on the hood of her car holding a Black Lives Matter flag outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department calling for justice for Daunte Wright. (Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times)
Protesters gather outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department in response to the police killing of Daunte Wright
Protesters gather outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department in response to the police killing of Daunte Wright in the suburb near Minneapolis. (Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times)
Protesters hold candles
Protesters hold candles outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Thursday night. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
Protesters in Brooklyn Center.
Protesters sing along with music as they protest outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
A protester holds a candle
A protester holds a candle at the fence surrounding the police station in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
Protesters pull on a fence.
Protesters pull on a fence erected around the police station. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
Naisha Wright speaks.
Naisha Wright, Daunte Wright's aunt, speaks at a news conference Thursday in Minneapolis. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
Demonstrators with umbrellas.
Demonstrators carry umbrellas and an image of George Floyd during the protest in Brooklyn Center. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
Demonstrator puts hands on head.
Protesters gather outside the police station in Brooklyn Center. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
A demonstrator holds signs
A demonstrator holds signs in Brooklyn Center. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
A demonstrator faces off with police outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department
A demonstrator faces off with police outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department while protesting the shooting death of Daunte Wright, late Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (John Minchillo / Associated Press)
A sign held up by one person in a crowd reads "Justice for Daunte Wright"
Demonstrators face off with police Monday outside the Brooklyn Center police station. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)
The Minnesota Timberwolves, pictured, and the Brooklyn Nets wear T-shirts that read "With liberty and justice for all"
Members of the Minnesota Timberwolves, pictured, and the Brooklyn Nets wear T-shirts that read "With liberty and justice for all" as a tribute to Daunte Wright, before an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Minneapolis. Wright was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (Craig Lassig/Associated Press )
Demonstrators face off with police outside of the Brooklyn Center police station
Demonstrators face off with police outside of the Brooklyn Center police station on April 12, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. People have taken to the streets to protest after Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter during a traffic stop yesterday. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A protester is silhouetted against a line of police in front of a gas station
A demonstrator heckles authorities who advanced into a gas station after issuing orders for crowds to disperse. (John Minchillo / Associated Press)
People in and around a car at a gas station look alarmed.
Motorists react as a line of police advances into a gas station to push back demonstrators. (John Minchillo / Associated Press)
A person raises their hand facing a line of police
A demonstrator faces off against a perimeter of police, defying an order to disperse. (John Minchillo / Associated Press)
Police surround a single person, grabbing their shirt.
A demonstrator is arrested by police for violating curfew and an order to disperse. (John Minchillo / Associated Press)
A small group of people hold open umbrellas against a cloud of smoke in a street at night.
Demonstrators face off with police officers. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)
A note at a memorial says "Rest in Power, Daunte Wright."
A memorial for Daunte Wright stands in the neighborhood where he was shot and killed. (Stephen Maturen / Getty Images)

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