After two days of peaceful demonstrations in downtown Raleigh, some protesters on Sunday night threw eggs at buildings, threw objects at police cars and damaged the windows of a retail store.
Tim Pulliam Good evening, DeJuan.
Let me set the scene for you. Just over my shoulder, you can see a group of demonstrators here. They are walking towards Moore Square with some signs. So this demonstration is about to get underway very shortly.
It is going to be a vigil for 20-year-old Daunte Wright. That is the young man, the young Black man, who was shot and killed by a police officer one week ago today. Now, this starts at 6 o'clock I want to show you some video from last night.
There was a large demonstration throughout downtown Raleigh and the governor's mansion on Blunt Street. This is in response to recent video showing Black men's violent encounters with police.
Now, these demonstrations come just as closing remarks are scheduled in Derek Chauvin's murder trial tomorrow. Chauvin is that former Minneapolis officer, charged with killing George Floyd.
Chauvin was seen on video putting his knee on Floyd's neck for nine minutes back in May.
Now, also in Minnesota, just one week ago today, a veteran police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright, like I said, a 20-year-old Black man, at a traffic stop.
Now back out here live, like I said, this event is about to get underway. You have these demonstrators that will be setting up here.
It is supposed to be a peaceful vigil. We will be out here to monitor it, and let you know what we see.
I will also do a Facebook Live so you can see it there on my Facebook page. We
Are live in downtown Raleigh. Tim Pulliam, ABC 11 Eyewitness News.