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Protesters, police clash over Minneapolis shooting

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Police in Minneapolis unleashed tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters Sunday, hours after a police officer fatally shot a man, only 10 miles away from where George Floyd was killed in police custody last year.

About 100 protesters confronted police in riot gear, chanting "Black Lives Matter..."and climbing on top of police cars.

A witness told Reuters that later, police fired rubber bullets, hitting at least two people, and leaving at least one man wounded and bleeding from the head.

Protesters later gathered outside the police department, surrounded by hundreds of officers, who set off flash bangs and sprayed chemical irritants at the crowd.

In a statement, Brooklyn Center police said officers had pulled over a man for a traffic violation just before 2 p.m., and found he had an outstanding arrest warrant.

As police tried to arrest him, the driver re-entered his car before an officer shot him.

The man then drove off before striking another vehicle, and dying at the scene.

The victim was later identified by relatives as 20 year old Daunte Wright, according to the local Star Tribune.

Police say the officers' body cameras were on during the incident.

Minneapolis is already on edge as the murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin enters its third week of testimony.

Chauvin was captured on video last year kneeling on the neck of 46-year-old George Floyd for nine minutes, as he was handcuffed on the ground.

Floyd's death sparked protests across the globe against police brutality and racial injustice.

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