Protesters and police faced off for a second night outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department. Hundreds defied the curfew and dozens were arrested. This comes after officer Kim Potter fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright in a traffic stop Sunday night.   The city’s police chief claimed the shooting was accidental, saying the officer meant to use her Taser instead of her gun. Officials said Potter is on administrative leave.

Toshira Garraway is the founder of Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence(FSFAV)

“We are being traumatized time and time again by these police murderers. And it’s always an excuse every time it happens they always put it on something. I was afraid, it was an accident. We want accountability. We want this officer fired immediately.”

Matt Branch of Brooklyn Center says change needs to happen now:

“Change in who is policing us and change in how. We not only ask that you see us. We not only as that you hear us. We not only ask that you stand with us not against us. But we demand that you see us, we demand that you hear us. We demand that you feel the pain that was inflicted upon entire people and community.”

Jaylani Hussein Executive Director of CAIR Minnesota (Council on American Islamic Relations) says the day the people are silent is no more:

“We will fill the streets. We will do everything in our power to bring back justice for Dante Wright, to bring justice for George Floyd. To bring justice to all the families who have been killed by state-sanctioned police violence.”

Hussein says racism runs deep across the state:

“I am telling people that the state of Minnesota is the most racist state in the union. And because they are racist with a smile.”

Chantyll Allen with Black Lives Matters Twin Cities is demanding those involved in Wright’s death be terminated immediately:

“We’ve got to put our foot down and draw a line — what is policing? What is frustrating to me is we’ve got to go city, to city to city to make this point.”