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Protester Captures Moment Projectile Hits Him at Daunte Wright Demonstration in Brooklyn Center

Police used non-lethal munitions against protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, to disperse a crowd outside the city’s police department as demonstrations over the death of Daunte Wright continued for a third consecutive night on April 13.

This footage from Cortez Rice shows the moment he was hit by an unknown projectile on his lower leg. In the video, he makes his way over to a nearby building where he receives first aid treatment from two other protesters.

Cortez told Storyful he did was uncertain what exactly struck him, adding that he did not lodge a complaint with the department.

Protests began in Brooklyn Center after a police officer fatally shot Wright during a traffic stop on April 11. Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as an “accidental discharge”, telling reporters that the officer in question drew a handgun instead of a Taser.

Both Gannon and the officer who shot Wright resigned on April 14, Brooklyn Center’s mayor announced. Credit: Cortez Rice via Storyful