(ETH) – Chaos has erupted across several cities in the US on Friday evening as protesters have taken to the streets, unleashing their anger over the deaths of Daunte Wright in Minnesota and Adam Toledo in Chicago.
Reports reveal that an emergency curfew has now been enforced by police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota as rioting has intensified outside police headquarters as well as over 100 people reportedly arrested. Despite Mayor Mike Elliott’s recent effort to “take a different approach,” the decision was reportedly reversed and the emergency curfew was imposed from 11 p.m.
Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday. Rioters broke through a barrier surrounding the headquarters building and then threw objects at police officers it was then those police officers responded with flashbangs and pepper spray. Meanwhile, In Chicago, thousands gathered in Logan Square after video footage was released from the March 29th police shooting involving 13-year-old Toledo.
The protests have also led Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to urge residents to stay calm, adding that there would be a full investigation into Toledo’s death. Meanwhile, in downtown Portland, Oregon violence broke out leading police to declare a riot.