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Videos Show Carnage From Nationwide Riots In Response To Daunte Wright Shooting

Washington, DC – Violent riots and looting commenced across the United States on Monday night in the wake of the fatal officer-involved shooting of Daunte Wright on Sunday in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center.

Hundreds of people marched through the nation’s capital on Monday night to protest police brutality, the death of Wright, and several recent local incidents, WTTG reported.

Cell phone videos posted to social media showed mobs of protesters jumping turnstiles in DC Metro stations.

Then the videos showed the protesters took over moving trains and used megaphones to scream “Whose train? Our train!” and countless other chants.

The takeover of Metro trains is unprecedented in DC, according to local law enforcement.

Black-clad protesters also marched through city streets chanting “This is what democracy looks like!” and clashed with police on multiple occasions.

Protesters marched in Louisville on Monday night and shut down streets in the Highlands neighborhood, the Louisville Courier Journal reported.

First they used traffic cones to block roadways, and then they set patio furniture and outdoor tables and chairs from nearby restaurants in the middle of the street to block intersections.

Police took down the makeshift barricades as quickly as they went up.

Louisville Metropolitan Police Department (LMPD) officials said officers monitored the protest but did not make any arrests, the Louisville Courier Journal reported.

Police in Portland, Oregon declared a riot after violent protesters clashed with officers following a vigil for Wright at Laurelhurst Park, KXL reported.

Rioters set fires and smashed windows at the Penumbra Kelly Building on Burnside Street where the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) is housed.

They also smashed the glass doors of a nearby church, KXL reported.

Police deployed flashbangs to push back the crowd at about 10:30 p.m. and gradually pushed the group back.

PPB said that rioters smashed windows and slashed tires on police cars in a separate incident in North Portland, KXL reported.

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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